Southampton Common

by Jack Pritchard

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Description - Southampton Common


During the summer of 2016, I visited the Southampton Common Park with a friend from the university to relax. She had decided to bring her camera and pack of playing cards along in case we got bored and wanted to do something different, instead of walking around aimlessly all afternoon. Sure enough the trail, after an hour or so past the Southampton Common Pub and to the top of the park and back, we had done enough walking. So on the way back down the slight slope of Southampton Common Park, we stopped by the large pond area. We sat on the grass after laying down our coats and began playing a game of what we like to call "Shithead", which besides the obscene name is a fun card game! After a couple of rounds of the card game, we cracked out the camera to take some photos of the natural environment around us. Capturing pictures of the lake, the ducks that live on the lake, as well as any of the animals fortunate to have owners walk them to the relaxing park. I honestly recommend anyway who is new to the city, to check out the Southampton Common Park, especially if you are into music as the Southampton Common Festival is hosted there annually. The park is a great place to take your family or friends on a warm day, and if you can afford it the pub does pretty great food too! There is a broad range of Southampton's latest events occurring at the park, so keep an eye out for the park events and what events may be of interest to you! I am thrilled with how some of the photographs came out, and I plan on taking some more videos and photos of the park during the summer of 2017.