|Wide, smart boulevards of handsome Leamington|
Nowhere is that more true than in the case of Leamington Spa. The town we passed through by canal a couple of days ago was a shabby, down-at-heel place whose visitor moorings are by a noisy scrapyard and whose streets are lined with decaying shops.
|Quite a contrast to the depressing canalside scene|
|Shops blend neatly into Georgian streets|
|Restored Turkish bath in the Pump Room|
How ironic it is that these days people pay premium prices to live by riversides and then stare in shock as the river rises up into their millionaire homes.
|The beautifully laid out and maintained Jephson Park|
A lovely town, in short, even if you have to moor by a scrapyard.