Sunday, February 05, 2006

kensington gardens

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today was the first day in over a month when i felt relaxed enough to take a walk in the park. didn't feel like shopping or eating or socialising or doing up the house. it's been quite hectic since we moved to london with barely any time to relax and chill out or "chillax" as our friend joy would say. but now that we are somewhat settled in our new home, i'm going to start exploring and chillaxing a whole lot more!

we had gorgeous weather today which inspired us to take an afternoon stroll in the park near home. kensington gardens is one of eight royal parks in the city. it covers 275 acres and was originally part of hyde park. the magnificent trees, the kensington palace and the round pond distinguish it and make it more special than the more famous and crowded hyde park next door.

we spent a few hours this afternoon strolling around kensington park.not only was it as high as 10 degrees centigrade but we also had sunshine for about four hours today so we were totally determined to make the most of every minute in the sun. can you believe that london had only 8 hours of sun in the entire month of january?? today was a real treat indeed!

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5 Comments:

Blogger Cathleen Darlene said...

I love that shot you got of the Swan with the wings in motion! It looks beautiful where you are.

9:51 pm  
Anonymous payal said...

Hi lulu,
Great shots. Glad you were able to see the sun. January has been a rough month here in Marin. We've had rain/drizzle/overcast weather pretty much every day for the month of January. The sun finally broke through yesterday and it definitely has put citizens in a better mood (less road rage than usual). The park where you took the shots looks beautiful. Always nice to see people out and about enjoying the day!
Cheers,
payal

5:33 am  
Blogger Sury said...

Lovely images! I particularly like the bunch of swans on the shore, all posing so elegantly. Good for you that you soaked up the sunshine while you could. Cheers :)

2:16 pm  
Blogger Lulu said...

thanks for your comments on the photos. i too liked the way they turned out!
payal - i know how the bay area can get dreary sometimes as well. hang in there, spring will be here soon..

10:33 pm  
Blogger gs said...

i liked your pictures particularly the still swan and the other about to take off.(lufthansa means lifting swan;hansa is the sanskrit word for swan).and your pictures reminded me of flamingoes which have reached mumbai all the way from siberia.most of them have temporarily settled down in the saltflat at Sewri.there is a short writeup in yday's special interest column in dna.i will scan and send it to you.

2:14 pm  

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