Thursday, July 22, 2010

London parks

The prompt for this Theme Thursday left me struggling with too many photos to choose between.

I've chosen photos of 2 London parks - there are so many parks, its a very green city. In some ways at least.

One of my favourites is St James' Park, close to Westminster and Trafalgar Square:















As well as the wildlife, there is an allotment which began as a "Dig for Victory" garden in 2007, 70 years after the 2nd world war campaign in Britain - and which is continuing with an emphasis on sustainability, recycling, promotion of "grow your own" and allotments.








Another favourite and the most familiar is Greenwich Park, which I cycle/walk through on my route to and from work regularly, in all seasons...













19 comments:

RA said...

Your pictures are divine! :) I love London and looking at these photos made me want to book a flight.... :D

Martin H. said...

You've caught the atmosphere of these London parks, brilliantly.

Some years ago, whilst staying at Queen Mary's, I walked along the Regent's Canal with a group of friends. We took a stroll to Victoria Park. Another lovely surprise.

Brian Miller said...

absolutely gorgeous...those first two pics especially...i so want to visit....happy tt lettuce!

Austin said...

Incredible pics, agree with Brian, the first ones really blew me away! nicely done

Tom said...

those trees and rolling greens! London must be one of those places where a view is never far away

Betsy said...

Gorgeous! it's so hot here that the snow picture was my favorite! ha.

e said...

Stunning...Makes me want to see London again...It's sweltering here, so I'm envious of your park on a snowy day.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

wow....stunning photos ....my socks are knocked off.

Lesley said...

The light in the first one is wonderful. And I loved your addition of the scrabbling pigeons - what is a park without pigeons, eh?!

Akelamalu said...

Fabulous photos Lettuce I particulary like the last three. :)

Matty said...

The pictures with sky background are my favorites. And that one with the winter scene makes me feel so out of place, since we are the middle of a heat wave here.

Jingle said...

love the vegetable gardens and the last two images the best.
elegant and breathe taking parks.

Jesson And Rey Ann said...

I love nature... great post i love it....... magnificent, perfect place... love your park!

Me said...

Holy crow! Stunning work, these photos. The second one just took my breath away. They were all great, but that one...WOW.

Happy TT!
-C

Giulia said...

Well, now you've done it, Letty. You went & made a liar of me. I just told someone yesterday that I couldn't think of anything essential that I missed, really. Not having visited in so long. So there are the St. James pix.

Sniff...

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a lovely series of photos, its always nice to find lovely parks in the middle of busy cities,

Baino said...

Ah London beats us hands down for lovely parks in urban space, you'd never know you're in a cit in St James. Lovely shots.

Leeuna said...

What beautiful photos. I love the one with the two large trees. It looks so inviting.

GreenWhisper said...

just WOW! ..stunning pics :)