Wednesday, September 06, 2006
LONDON PARKS WALK (Diana memorial walk)
A different walk this week,the three London parks ,St James's,Green park and Hyde park and Kensington gardens.This is known as the Diana memorial walk and is of 7 miles,and takes in the three main parks ,and avoids walking along roads (mostly)
The large (800mm) Bronze disc is set into the path along the walk at intervals and is relatively easy to follow.The plants and trees look exceptionally good after the recent rainfall,and are a credit to their keepers.
There is plenty to see ,which in our case included the changing of the guard,which was from the Brigade of Guards to the Royal Engineers who seemed to come in all shapes and sizes.
It was a hot day (top 20's )but there was a nice breeze blowing.
We stopped for a nice sandwich at the Dell Restaurant near the Serpentine ,and watched the world go by.
Kensington Palace was pretty active ,with tributes and flowers on the railings ,
as it is the anniversary of the death Of the Princess of Wales in 1997.
A good walk which would be enjoyable in any weather,which I think we will do again one day,when lost for ideas.
maybe more pix later.