The Blue Boy statue in Exeter has been around a long time. The original from 1733, was carved from stone by John Weston and place by the wall of a school to show that it was a Bluecoat, or charity school.
When I was a child this cast iron version from 1850 stood in the old post war Princesshay, just off the High Street and I loved going to see it. With re-development of Princesshay in 2007, the Blueboy was given a shiny coat of paint and pride of place, he is a striking figure.
This is my first entry for July Blues, Becky B’s month of squares, pop over and see what she’s up to.
Serenity, peacefulness, tranquility, what a lovely way to be. But so many of us live our lives in a very different state and that includes me recently.
Luckily through my workplace I have been able to take a mindfulness course for the last few weeks and I leave each session totally relaxed.
How are YOU feeling today, why not take some time out for yourself?
Serenity is Tina’s Lens Artist Challenge theme this week and I felt totally serene in the meadow on Sunday.
My favourite place to walk in the city is Ludwell Valley Park, I’ve posted a few times about it. The management of Exeter’s six valley parks has recently been taken over by Devon Wildlife Trust, ensuring the continued opportunities for walking and enjoying nature.
There’s an abundance of plant life, something to see all year round and stunning views.
Last week I decided to focus on the small things, some of which tend to be overlooked.
Here’s a slideshow.
The parks circle the city with beautiful wildlife corridors, free for all to enjoy, does your town or city have similar?
Iona and James ready to Djembe.