Photographer's Note

Even though the architecture of the Warwick Castle does not look very impressive from this angle, I really liked this spot. It is also a proof that one can find some quiet places in a busy theme park.

On that long weekend, I have visited Warwick, Bath and Bristol. All of them are located along the River Avon. It was later while I was preparing a note for this TrekEarth photo, when I realized that there is more than one River Avon in England and in fact the River Avon passing through Warwick is a different river from the River Avon passing through Bath and Bristol. There are 7 rivers called Avon in England, 3 in Scotland, 5 in Australia, 2 in Canada and 2 in New Zealand.

The explanation of this fact is quite simple. As Wikipedia says:
"Avon" derives from the British language abona, "river", which also survives as a number of other English and Scottish river names, and as modern Welsh afon [ˈavɔn] and Breton avon, "river". This makes it an example of a tautological place name.

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Additional Photos by Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7252 W: 106 N: 19117] (73290)
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