Tuesday, April 13, 2010
My Beloved and I went to Painshill Park on Sunday. We'd never been there before and I was amazed to find that absolutely everything is artificial. That cave in the picture? It's built of brick. The stalactites are oak frames with plaster on top then quartz and other crystals stuck in.
There was a whole huge area where you could see the oak frames because they're renovating it. It's like an 18th century Disneyland.
The water wheel pumped water into the lake. I tried to imagine what it must have been like digging out the lake without the use of bulldozers.
It must be spring because we saw two drakes fighting over a duck and a couple of ducks mating. Well my Beloved said that they were mating, either that or one of them was trying to drown the other by holding its head under the water. Not my idea of safe sex.
Edited to add: Scarlet Blue has provided a link to the official website. Now why didn't I think of that?