Thursday, 18 April 2013

Promenade

A to Z Challenge – travels round Leicester with my camera No 16.








New Walk is an elegant tree lined promenade that stretches south for about a kilometre from Welford Place to Victoria Park. Quite a contrast to the rest of the city centre. In the late-Georgian period Leicester was rapidly developing and the main impetus for laying out New Walk in 1785 was to control building on common land to the south. It soon attracted a better sort of housing development and now there are many fine buildings along the walk.

I’ve decided against commenting on the individual buildings though many are listed and information is available. Instead I think I’ll let New Walk speak for itself.






8 comments:

  1. New Walk is SO pretty in the summer, when the trees have leaves on and in my favourite season, autumn, when you can run through the crispy leaves on the ground. Great photos, Sally :)

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  2. Strange to think they needed traffic-free zones so long ago but an admirable sentiment and all those buildings full of character are a testment to this great ideal.
    Ann

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  3. Beautiful. How I wish I could prominade along the walk instead of pushing my walker up the steep hill with strffic whizzing by either side in Elstree.
    Francene.
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  4. Sally you know I love New Walk, i was born there too many years ago to mention. Sadly my home was bulldozed to make way for a radical new 'egg box' style building, back in the late seventies.

    I can't tell you how much I love this area. I was there only yesterday, and I can't help capturing images whenever I visit.

    Thank you so much for sharing this post - Its made my Sunday!

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    1. Thanks Maria, I knew that you were fond of the place but I didn't realise you were born there.

      Thanks for your comment.

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  5. The museum looks just like the Methodist church where I grew up in Ashburton, Devon. Check it out: www.devonguide.com/photos

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