One of the things that sets London apart from other major cities is the amount of green space. There are several well-know parks such as Hyde Park as well as a multitude of squares. Walking through London you often come across one of these beautiful tranquil squares within a stones throw of the bustle of the city.

I often cross the river and from the Embankment cut through Lincoln’s Inn and am always amazed at the contrast between the area containing the Inns of Court and the busy roads that intersect it.

Narrow paths and alleys criss cross the area, some still having cobbles to walk on. The architecture is fascinating with many different styles and various decorations that signify the wealth of the companies that built them.

Traversing these walkways you come across many small squares, usually containing some type of garden whether formal or informal and the sound of birdsong is easily heard above the muted roar of the city in the background.


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“I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment” Hilaire Belloc

2 responses to “London

  1. Di Watkins

    Fabulous pictures and I know exactly what you mean. Having worked in London and often having to visit Chambers I was always struck by it’s beauty and some of the snickelways you can access the Inns by.
    Have you visited the National Garden Museum? It’s a delightful place.

  2. Thanks for that, I haven’t been but it looks good and I’ve read lots about Tradescant. Enjoy your breakfast!

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