SZ0890 : Bournemouth: Lower Gardens closed due to flooding

taken 7 years ago, near to Bournemouth, Great Britain

Bournemouth: Lower Gardens closed due to flooding
Bournemouth: Lower Gardens closed due to flooding
Torrential rain this morning brought much flooding to Bournemouth town centre and, unsurprisingly, most of it ended up in the gardens through which the Bourne Stream trickles (in its normal state) down to the Pier Approach.

Believe it or not, the water had started receding quite substantially by the time I went out with the camera. By teatime the water would be, as normal, restricted to the stream's culvert, if at a higher level than usual.

This is a very similar image, in terms of position and direction, to SZ0890 : Bournemouth Gardens: upstream from the Pavilion.

The electronic information board, whose back we can see to the left, is to provide information on the Bournemouth Air Festival, which was meant to start this afternoon. However, the afternoon flying displays were cancelled and anyway there was nobody to read the information! The evening displays did go ahead.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 18 August, 2011   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 18 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0883 9095 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:43.0867N 1:52.5772W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0889 9091
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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