Forest Of Dean - Observatory Top
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Forest Of Dean - Observatory Top

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Observatory - Bruce Allan 1988.

A staircase to transport you up into the canopy of the trees and observe the pond below and the surrounding woodland. With a secret space under the stairs to escape to; to sit down in and wonder about the world. ©FDST

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