>Phoenix Park

>Today I’m off to Birmingham to see my mom and dad. I called Dad on my new house phone last night and not only could he hear me, for a change, but he’s also feeling better. So while I go there, here are some pictures from last Saturday. Phoenix Park is in Thurnscoe, and it was created from the slag heaps that were left behind by the local coal industry.

Here is the bouldering wall and the welcome to the park:

There are sculptures like this dinosaur all over the place:

Just look at the colour of this brush:

Daisies are my favourite flowers, but I never knew they lost their petals like this:

There are blackberry bushes and brambles everywhere:

Oh dear, Diane, time to lose weight – look at that neck! And look at the camera, girl:

They call this “The Stage”, I have no idea what they do with it, but there are colourful cartoons on most of the boards:

Can you see the footprints in this maze?

They call this the “Charm Bracelet”:

More sculptures, there are farmyard animals in little flocks, but I love the knitting needles and ball of wool on this one:

The walk is just over 2 miles long, and it took me just over an hour. The rain was kind, I didn’t need to put the cagoule on, although there were a few spots for about 10 minutes.

If you want to see the full set of 21 pictures, they’re over on Photobucket and Webshots, and here is another screen show:

Phoenix Park Aug 2010

6 thoughts on “>Phoenix Park

  1. carolwarham 5 September 2010 / 11:10 am

    >It looks a really interesting place. I like sculptures with a sense of humour so I thought the sheep was great.Work? Did I used to find time to do that?

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  2. Josie 5 September 2010 / 12:22 pm

    >great pics, never heard of Phoenix park before, only place we visited was old moor.Josie x

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  3. Devon Ellington 6 September 2010 / 11:27 am

    >What a fabulous park! And I'm so glad your dad's feeling beter!

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  4. Diane 7 September 2010 / 9:38 am

    >Carol: I keep forgetting that we can see the flocks of sheep in the background behind the maze picture. But yes, I like quirky stuff too and I loved the sculptures here.

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  5. Diane 7 September 2010 / 9:39 am

    >Josie: I'm sure my friend Arthur has told me about Phoenix Park before, but I didn't know where he meant either. It's near the industrial park down by the railway station.

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  6. Diane 7 September 2010 / 9:39 am

    >Devon: My dad, it seems, was also worried about me driving in bank holiday traffic – it's amazing how much better he felt when I was driving on a non-bank holiday weekend! :o)

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