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Author Topic: The Pavilion Gardens and the Opera House - Buxton  (Read 2750 times)
« on: April 28, 2007, 08:02:24 pm »

I was in Buxton today, and as the weather was so fine I decided to take a stroll through the gardens. As I had my phone on me, I thought I'd take a few pictures too, which I have included below for your pleasure.

A thought struck me that the Pavilion would make a marvellous venue for a Steampunk ball, but even if we could not get such an event organised, I think it would suit the gardens and environs wonderfully for there to be people in Victorianesque Steampunk clothing at a meet-up there. A stroll around the garden, take the waters, shop in the arcade, perhaps tea at one of the numerous caf├ęs.

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If you haven't been to the Pavilion Gardens they have a website with more information here: and the town has a couple of websites too: and
« Last Edit: May 01, 2007, 10:17:26 pm by Lasairfion » Logged
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2007, 06:11:58 pm »

I was in Buxton again today, shopping for stuff. Still had no camera on me, but I did have my phone. So apologies for the poor quality of the shots, but I thought I'd share a few more things anyway... one of which is Scriveners.

Scriveners is a book shop. A proper book shop with tiny gaps you have to squeeze round to gain access to misshapen shelves piled high with musty old books. An old harpsichord or something lives on the 3rd floor, and you can make yourself a hot cup of tea on the 2nd floor completely free of charge while you read the books (just ask downstairs for the milk). They also have some lovely Victorian artifacts lying around.

Here are a few other buildings in Buxton:

The Crescent, the Pump Room (where the Victorians took the waters), The local Forge, a local Pub and the Bookshop (Scriveners).

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And here are a few wobbly shots from inside Scriveners':

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And a few of the artifacts in the cellar:
« Last Edit: May 01, 2007, 10:17:12 pm by Lasairfion » Logged
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2007, 09:56:18 pm »

Beautiful.  The crescent reminds me of the Royal Crescent in Bath

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