David Swatton's Landscape Posts

The Breadwalk, the path along the River Teme through Ludlow, is so named because when it was built in the 1800s it was paid for in bread. Local poor labourers…

I do love a good bit of over-engineered Victorian industrial architecture. This is the Conisbrough Viaduct as seen from the top of the castle keep.

Got to love those clouds - I believe the technical meteorological term is Smoothinox Fluffiflora... or something like that.

I live now in one of the least populated areas of the country which means that on clear nights there is little in the way of light pollution which reveals a sky…

This is the very Italianate terraced garden at Powis Castle in central Wales. The brick walls of the terraces soak up any sunshine to act like giant storage…

The other day we had a trundle up to Oswestry to stroll around the earth ramparts of the Iron Age hill fort just north of the town. You can kind of see some of…

John Constable is one of my favourite landscape painters and I always wonder what he could have done with some of the glorious skies I see out of my window so…

Are there two more difficult words to rhyme in the English language...? Taken from the house a few weeks ago.

A brief visit to Croome Park near Worcester today on yet another gloomy day. I've never been a fan of the garden design of Capability Brown and I'm afraid…

Looking at it now one would never suspect such a peaceful place had such a brutally turbulent history.

Taken yesterday evening from the house as the sun was going down. The weather had been a pain in the backside all day but at least waved goodbye to the day in…
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