The road is so busy now with heavy noisy traffic that you cant relax and enjoy that view any more.
Comment by Maureen on 1st June 2016 at 07:42
What a lovely peaceful scene David.
Comment by Rev David Long on 1st June 2016 at 09:46
Ha! I drove over the bridge here on Monday - saw the magnificent rhododendrons around the lake - and returned with my camera yesterday - but I've only just uploaded the results.
Always a lovely view, though -even if, as Mick says, the traffic is so heavy you can't pause to look - but it's not a long walk from St Joseph's car park. They only charge a Hail Mary - but the penalty for overstaying is three Hail Marys, and four Our Fathers.
Comment by Johnny on 1st June 2016 at 09:48
Great scene, well captured and not a human in shot.
Good camera-work, David!
Comment by Janet on 1st June 2016 at 14:20
England's Green and Pleasant Land...Beautiful...
Comment by Beryl on 1st June 2016 at 14:26
LOL Rev David - but only three hail Marys!
If only those who have never visited Wigan and surrounding areas could see that there is a lot of beauty to be seen there
Comment by John Morris on 1st June 2016 at 14:45
One of the best views in the Wigan area, well captured David. Like Rev David says, it is not a long walk from St. Joseph's car park. I wouldn't dream of parking at the roadside.
Comment by Mick on 1st June 2016 at 17:50
Very witty Rev.
Comment by Fred Mason on 1st June 2016 at 18:15
I remember going here to fish in very different weather conditions. It was around 1959, I was 14 at the time, as were my mates from Norley. It was extremely foggy and hard to see where the water and lawn met. Very spooky but quiet and peaceful.
Great shot David. Thanks for the memories.
Comment by Neil Rigby on 1st June 2016 at 19:56
Lovely picture David, thanks for the memory. I've spent a lot of time in the general area and around the fish ponds.
Comment by Ron D on 1st June 2016 at 20:23
very good David.
Comment by Schole Malc on 1st June 2016 at 20:36
just curios - what was the origin of these ponds? ornamental/man made/who owns them???
Comment by Mick on 1st June 2016 at 23:13
Malc it was once the grounds of Wrightington Hall, its now Wrightington hospital.
Comment by Lizziedownunder on 1st June 2016 at 23:15
Fantastic shot David...thank you for the memories....cheers!!!
Comment by christine on 3rd June 2016 at 13:14
lovely shot david
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