My walk this week is in the recently re-opened Swansea Botanic Garden and Singleton Park. The Botanic Garden is within the park and had been closed for the coronavirus lockdown.
And thinking of lockdowns and locks, the sound of a garden attendant locking up at an earlier time than would normally be the case, is featured in the soundscape below and took us a little by surprise. We had not been there very long but enjoyed continuing our walk in the park, taking a different route from that on our last visit.
The garden and park were looking beautiful with so many flowers on display, it was a real pleasure to be there and sit quietly for a short while looking at all the colours and listening to the birds and ambience of the area.
What would we do without these natural (albeit cultivated) spaces in our urban landscapes?
and that’s beautiful
Such a pleasant spot, enjoyed the visit, Alastair.
Thank you – it is a lovely place.
Lovely. Even had a metal gate in there. 🙂
Actually, I think that mostly the sound of locks being locked on the community building. That may have included a gate but I don’t think so. Good sounds all the same
The beauty of sound only – to me it was a gate! 😉
Thanks Alastair – great to see the gardens looking so spectacular and well maintained in spite of the lock down,
Thank you. You must be glorying in your own garden this year – the weather (or is it the lockdown) seems to have suited many plants this year.
Hi Alastair, just came across the link below and thought about you. it’s last minute, I’m afraid. https://landlinesproject.wordpress.com/open-call-soundscape-commission/?fbclid=IwAR3ZMH_crBYn9JxZ9JAM_yShrPZz5S0VQGp8GeXp2qe8xev_omM3p86Y_LA
Thank you for your kind thoughts Eoin. The project certainly looks like an interesting one. Not good timing for me though as I have just started working with an Arts Council of Wales National Lottery Stabilisation Fund grant and an a-n Artists Bursary to further develop my work with audio interaction and tapestry weaving. Woohoo
well done and best wishes for that project!
Beautiful photos and flowers Alastair. It looks so peaceful.
Thank you. It was indeed peaceful that day. I would have liked to stay longer in the gardens but they were closing them early because of Covid-19, though I couldn’t see what difference it made.
I keep meaning to walk through here, but each time I have such a busy day on visiting Swansea. One day, not right now obviously, but one day and hopefully a dry, mild day too.
You won’t regret it – or any of the other parks in Swansea
It’s like I’ve done a few from A to B, but not that many wanderings and I do intent to. I mean I’ve been to the building The Clyne student accom, but not The Clyne Gardens which sound so much better. I mean I’ve had plenty of picnics in the car on the Mynydd Gelli Wastad Rd, but one day intend to go take a walk from there on one of the footpaths, as the view is amazing. BTW I’ve mentioned your site on my post today.
Thank you very much. I have made StillWalks® videos of many of the parks in Swansea but if you just do a search on the StillWalks® blog for the park name, it should bring up a list of the posts I have made from them. Thanks again. Have a good day