Now, I'd been to this park once before, but it was dark, and a fake body was blazing on one massive fire. Now, before I really get into this, I must state that I have yet to fully acclimatize to the spacial discrepancy (is that even the correct term?) of UK maps versus those I'm used to from Canada. What I mean by this, is back home, I generally look at a map, and need a nap, because everything is massive there, and it takes time to get from Point A to Point B. When I look at a map of something within Manchester, I tend to have the same reaction. So, when I showed up at Platt Fields Park, and looked at the map, I thought to myself Great! I can spend a few hours here wandering around in this massive park! Maybe half an hour later, I'd walked the perimeter of the park and seems a few of the nifty little features of it.
|One of the entrances to the park|
|Platt Fields Park is home to the Costume Museum.|
|Holy Trinity Plant Church - currently undergoing some restoration work.|
|The 'boating lake'... Now contaminated with unhealthy amounts of algae.|
|A Canada Goose... yeah, I know...|
|Lots of Canada Geese!|
|The Peace Mosaics in Platt Fields Park|
|See that pathway behind the creepy-isn tree there? |
Yeah...that's the labyrinth pathway!
|On the 'outskirts' of the labyrinth|
|The skateboard/BMX park.|
|Your 'Where's Waldo' task for the day - can you spot the green parrot? |
And yes, you read that correctly...
The park itself was quite lovely. They have a few running trails, which I might talk my running buddies into using in the coming and final weeks of our time in Manchester. For some reason, this one felt much bigger than Platt Fields, even though it was definitely smaller. Here I found a squirrel, and yes, got overly distracted watching him run around!
|One of the entrances to the park. |
Slightly reminds me of one of my faves back home - Shubie Park!
|Inside the park.|
Not part of the park, but found along the walk home.
-the Orange Canadian
*Not making light of military service peeps.