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Buxton, The Gardens, Then and Now

Buxton, Derbyshire

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See also Buxton Pump Room then and now, which is very nearby for an introduction to Buxton.

Buxton - The Gardens, is a Photochrome image from around 1905, of the Pavilion Gardens and shows a cascade on the River Wye running through the town.

This image today is difficult to photograph, as its taken from just outside the gardens, and today plant growth and trees have now just about blocked this view. The cascade, large stone and bridge in the background are all still in place.

I followed this river up through the gardens, just in case they had two similar cascades, and this was the only place that this could be.

The white froth effects is obtained by using a time exposure but to get the same effects you would need more water flow than I saw in August 2010, so perhaps a winter or early spring photo would be better, with both more water and hopefully less leaves and plants.

The water coming over this cascade disappears out or sight, and reappears some way away at grid reference SK063735.

Location: The Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire

Grid Reference: SK056734 Ceremonial County: Derbyshire

Map Link: Google

Aerial photo: Google

Getting there: Pavilion Gardens, viewed from the square, next to the Opera House

Access: Public road and public access to the gardens.
Website: www.paviliongardens.co.uk

Other Useful Websites: Wikipedia on Buxton  

Wikipedia Devonshire Royal Hospital and Dome   

Postcode: Telephone:
Opening Times: public road and park

Charges: none

Nearby Locations: Buxton Pump Room then and now
Other Location Pages: Then and Now Locations     Derbyshire Then and Now Locations 

Other Relevant Pages: Then and Now Photography

Photochrome Photo Archive for more Photochrome images from this area.








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