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The Old Avon Bridge.

By Tooma
This bridge over Avon Water was built in the 17th century, and it leads from the Low Parks area in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire to the road leading up to the Hunting Lodge at Chatelherault which had belonged to the Duke of Hamilton.

The Hunting Lodge originally had a wide tree lined avenue which led directly to the Hamilton Palace about 1.2 miles away, which was on a par with Buckingham Palace in London.

The white dots you see over the water are hundreds of midges - all wearing tackity boots. Thankfully they mostly stayed over the water. Smile

Tags: Photo journalism Hamilton Architecture Landscape and travel South Lanarkshire Old Avon Bridge

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22 May 2019 2:20AM
A very lovely capture of that magical charm of: "Merry Ole England." Smile Thanks so much for sharing.

TT

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Tooma Plus
3 1.7k 2 Scotland
22 May 2019 2:24AM

Quote:A very lovely capture of that magical charm of: "Merry Ole England." Smile Thanks so much for sharing.

TT

Thanks, Tony - it's in merry olde Scotland m8. Smile
bluesandtwos 9 391 1 England
22 May 2019 7:55AM
Midges wearing 'tackity boots'! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin ( I'd not heard of tackity boots! Grin)
Looks my sort of place, but you can keep the midges! A great picture. Smile

Dave
mac Plus
17 1 Scotland
22 May 2019 10:25AM
The midge the curse of Scotland. As long as nobody thinks you have a lot of "noise" in your image.
A nice pastoral scene of well known bridge.
Ian
Superb composition and beautifully photographed

Carole
Work well and certainly relaxing ....well taken
Vince
22 May 2019 9:06PM
Beautiful scene Tom, looks very peaceful, pleasure to make it 30,
Fred.
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14 47 13 United States
22 May 2019 10:00PM
Built so many years ago and still there, and I bet in service as well--

One might be able to fish in the creek below????
Tooma Plus
3 1.7k 2 Scotland
22 May 2019 10:31PM

Quote:Built so many years ago and still there, and I bet in service as well--

One might be able to fish in the creek below????

Thanks, Jenn, and, yes, to both queries. In fact I watched and shot a Grey Heron fishing while we were there; see my next pic. Smile
22 May 2019 10:58PM
A beautifully tranquil scene - the reflections in the water are lovely ... very soothing! SmileSmileSmile
23 May 2019 6:21AM
A beautiful place and photo!

Arne Smile
24 May 2019 9:18AM
Beautifully captured Tom , would like to see a close up of the tackity boots !!Smile
Ian

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