Monday, June 01, 2009

Three cheers for London's Parks

Aren't London's many parks great?

Maybe its because there are so many of them that we all too often take them for granted. It's not like New York's Central Park, rightly called the green heart of that city, as there isn't just the one.

The eight Royal Parks, which includes Hyde Park, Green Park, St. James's Regent's Greenwich and Richmond together add up to over 20 square km of greenary, and that does not include many others including Battersea Park, Hampstead Heath and Kew Gardens.

The pastoral grass lands seen above is actually in the very heart of London, namely Hyde Park which I biked through yesterday. Very summery it felt too and I almost burst out with a rendition of Gershwin's "Summertime" but alas there are reasons why that's a no go.

Three cheers or even a meadow worthy "moo" in their honour.

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