went for a brief walk in Wallace park this morning – only glimpses of blue sky but lots of bird song, more than 10 degrees and lots more evidence of (a damp) spring.
last Sunday afternoon I spent an hour in Wallace Park, Lisburn. Lots of autumn colours and fallen leaves and warm sunshine.
There are 2 Wallace fountains in Lisburn, Co. Antrim. This one in Wallace Park. Made of cast iron they originate in Paris when Sir Richard Wallace gifted them to the city. Today there are examples all over Europe although especially in Paris itself, as well as far afield as Quebec, Canada. This type is ornate with 4 ladies representing kindness, simplicity, charity and sobriety. It no longer functions but apparently many in Paris still do, providing clean water for the homeless. Long lasting philanthropy.