These days I only seem to manage to take photos with my DSLR on Sunday mornings before church. I drop off the kids to Sunday School, then have 45 minutes to myself.
Yesterday I headed up to Castle Gardens for a “wee dander”…….
Here are a few of the images:
This is one of the Wallace fountains – there are a number in Paris.
I found a few roses on the railings
I love the character and texture of these old walls
Apparently this cannon is from the Crimean war, and is a Russian cannon taken at Sebastopol – presented to Lisburn by Admiral Meynell in 1858 – isn’t the internet a wonderful font of knowledge!
As the name implies, there once was a castle here, but it was destroyed by fire in 1707.
From the Discover Northern Ireland website
“Castle Gardens is the most historically significant open space in Lisburn and was once the site of Lisburn Castle, a 17th century fortified manor house, built by the Conway family, the landlords of Lisburn. Upon the death of the last landlord, Sir Richard Wallace, and later his wife, Lady Wallace, the Gardens were gifted to the people of Lisburn by Lady Wallace’s heir, Sir John Murray Scott in 1903.
The upper 19th century Gardens and the 17th century Terraces have recently been restored by Lisburn City Council, with grant aid from the Heritage Lottery Fund.”
Finally, a couple of photos walking back up Seymour St to church.
Is there an historic space near where you live? Where do you like to go for a walk? As always, please share in the comments.
Busy week ahead for www.janmarydesigns.com – I’ll keep you posted!