After my walk through the city centre five parks (see my blog dated Saturday 24th November 2012) and my ongoing history lesson, I'm now enchanted with all things Southampton and can't wait to visit the SeaCity Museum, walk the QE2 Mile, be under the Civic Centre Clock Tower at 4pm to hear the opening bars of "Our God, Our Help in Ages Past" (written by Isaac Watts [son of Southampton] - his statue in Watts Park looks up at the Clock Tower), walk the Old Town Walls, visit the Tudor House, sit on a bench in Queens Park, visit the Merchant's House and find Southampton Common. Time and weather permitting, of course.
The picture at the top shows the Civic Centre Clock Tower, Southampton, Hampshire, viewed from Watts Park, at 15:14 on Saturday 17th November 2012.
The pictures at the bottom show a wide-shot and a close-up of the Isaac Watts statue in Watts (West) Park, Southampton, Hampshire, at 15:13 on Saturday 17th November 2012.
Click on the link below for a few interesting Facts About Southampton (scroll down to item 20 to read about Isaac Watts and the Civic Centre Clock Tower):-
Other links as follows:-
SeaCity Museum:- http://www.seacitymuseum.co.uk/
Old Town Walls:- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southampton_town_walls
Tudor House:- http://www.tudorhouseandgarden.com/
Queens Park:- http://www.southampton.gov.uk/s-leisure/parksgreenspaces/citycentreparks/queens-park.aspx
Southampton Common:- http://www.southampton.gov.uk/s-leisure/parksgreenspaces/thecommon/