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Fassnidge Park bandstand

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The bandstand in Fassnidge Park in Uxbridge on an early morning. Very peaceful with the River Frays running in the background if you compare it to the A4020 just running behind it. HDR Pano.

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A: Inside the Fassnidge Park bandstand

by Hans ter Horst, 10 meters away

Inside the Fassnidge Park bandstand, Rockingham Parade, Uxbridge, where occasionaly the Hillingdon Co...

Inside the Fassnidge Park bandstand

B: Fassnidge Park Tennis Court

by Hans ter Horst, 100 meters away

In Fassnidge Park a lot of services are not immediately obvious to the casual observer: In addition t...

Fassnidge Park Tennis Court

C: Fassnidge Park Football Cage

by Hans ter Horst, 130 meters away

In Fassnidge Park a lot of services are not immediately obvious to the casual observer: In addition t...

Fassnidge Park Football Cage

D: Fassnidge Park Basketball Court

by Hans ter Horst, 150 meters away

In Fassnidge Park a lot of services are not immediately obvious to the casual observer: In addition t...

Fassnidge Park Basketball Court

E: Fassnidge Park skate park

by Hans ter Horst, 160 meters away

The skate park in Fassnidge Park in Uxbridge on an early morning. Very peaceful with the River Frays ...

Fassnidge Park skate park

F: Fassnidge Park skate park

by Hans ter Horst, 180 meters away

The skate park in Fassnidge Park in Uxbridge on an early morning. Very peaceful with the River Frays ...

Fassnidge Park skate park

G: Barge in lock in Grand Union Canal, Uxbridge

by Hans ter Horst, 610 meters away

Barge passing the lock in Uxbridge in the Grand Union Canal to get loaded with gravel a little furthe...

Barge in lock in Grand Union Canal, Uxbridge

H: Inside roundabout between the A4020 and B483, Uxbridge

by Hans ter Horst, 870 meters away

Inside the major roundabout which forms the crossing between the A4020 and B483. This area used to be...

Inside roundabout between the A4020 and B483, Uxbridge

I: Graffiti underneath the M40

by Hans ter Horst, 1.5 km away

One of the more obscure areas around Uxbridge underneath the M40 motorway getting into London. I deli...

Graffiti underneath the M40

J: Colne Valley Park Visitors' Centre

by Hans ter Horst, 2.2 km away

The Colne Valley provides the first significant area of countryside to the west of London. It is a mo...

Colne Valley Park Visitors' Centre

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