Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Duke Street

Duke Street was always an attractive street. It has some Georgian properties on the south side (photo left) and, because of road-widening in the 1860's,  mainly Victorian on the north: the consequent variations in frontages and roof-line providing plenty of visual stimulation and interest. Look out also for the nice period lamp posts. But the street is now graced with an additional eye-catching feature.  With the partial pedestrianisation of the street in 1983 several trees were planted down the centre and this situation seems to have especially agreed with the acacia. It seems almost overnight to have attained splendid proportions, and now has a trunk at least 12" across. 

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