19 May 2013

A green space in the city


Tucked away in a corner of a main shopping area
 next to the City Hall, a concert venue,
and some towering office blocks
is a small garden and play area.
It's a tranquil space in a busy city square
with fountains that are lit up at night.
Now called Barker's Pool, the area was
 once known as Balm Green.








Across the way you might hear
a tune or two ....




as you sit for a while in the midst of the greenery
and the flowers.


In an adjoining area is a space 
specially created for the children.

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful and peaceful oasis.

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  2. What a beautiful, tranquil spot in the midst of all the hustle and bustle of city life:)

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  3. People who don't live in a city don't always realize how important it is to have 'green space'... City people love it!!!! I can't get over the Bleeding Hearts. They are terrific. I have a new Bleeding Heart --and it's just now getting started...

    Hope you are having a good day. Raining here today ---as it seems to do every weekend.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  4. How beautiful, there is so much wildlife and nature tucked away in hidden parts of cities, thanks for reminding me to look out for it. A lovely poetical post.xxxx

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  5. Hi Linda,

    Always so pleasant to see a green space and a lovely garden in the City.
    Looks like the perfect place to come and rest.

    Happy new week
    hugs
    Carolyn

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  6. Sheffield seems to be a really green city, lots of little pieces of green tucked away out of sight even in the centre of town. I used to love going to sit in a park in the town centre on my lunch break when I worked, I expect there's many people who feel the same and use these places regularly.

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  7. I love these little city parks - so essential for the well-being of the inhabitants. This one is particularly pretty. :-)

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  8. What a lovely respite from the bustle of the city - right in the midst of it!

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  9. How wonderful to see that little oasis in the hustle and bustle of city life! Suzy x

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  10. What a beautiful place to sit in the midst of the busy activity of the city. I love the bleeding hearts and all the other flowers there.

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  11. GREAT POST:)
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    Have a great day dear

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se
    (sweden)

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  12. It's so important to have these green refuges in the city.
    Yours is beautifully planted with the perennial border Linda.
    I hope there is a seating area where the office workers can relax while they have their lunch in the sunshine!
    I've been working a little in one of our beach suburbs that has become a city. The beach area is lovely but too far to walk to at lunch time. The central business area has several areas with seating to sit and eat lunch - but sadly it's all concrete with no trees or garden, the only saving grace was the sparrows hopping about looking for crumbs! Very poor planning in my opinion.
    Shane ♥

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  13. What is the name of those violet flowers? They look very pretty! :)
    It's great that you have a lil green area in the middle of the city.
    Still European cities look very nature-friendly to me.
    Seoul is just busy and not so many green area.

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