This cover-up’s a good one.

A little email ‘tip-off’ from Sydney Gardens Community Ranger, Sue Palmer, sent me scuttling off to visit another public garden space in Bath.

Sue wrote: ‘Just thought to let you know (in case you haven’t seen it yet) that the Parade Gardens sub-station has been clad in images – so hopefully not quite as ugly anymore.

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I know you had posted about it on your Newseum site a good while back, and that it was waiting for a makeover. Well – it’s had one!”

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And indeed it had. Though it was late afternoon, and the gates were locked, so all these images have been taken from Grand Parade.

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Apparently it would cost too much to move this electrical blot on the landscape so l have been hoping something would be done to cover it up – or at least lessen its impact on its floral surroundings.

I finally did get down to ground level. Does it work for you?

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And who remembers the Queen’s visit? Some nice photographic memories wrapped around this immovable object.

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This is a good start. Not so sure l am as pleased with another cover-up. We don’t like to see empty shops on our High Streets – and Bath has a fair splattering – but is putting pretty views of our heritage city in the window the best way of trying to mask our retail woes? What do you think?

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PS. The giant crane jib that has been so much part of the Lansdown sky-line for around two years will be making a final bow soon.

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It’s been used to help redevelop the Hope House six-acre site where Acorn – independent development and regeneration specialists – have installed fifty eight apartments and townhouses.

A spokesperson for the company told Bath Newseum that “we anticipate the crane coming down at the end of April.”

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