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London flowers

This is a continuation of my previous blog, London Parks, when I went with my son & daughter-in-law to London on March 25th.

This is a picture of the moment when we found the street where Postman’s Park was located:

Here is a picture of the gate we left through with the plaques commemorating the Wesley brothers who were preachers & hymn writers in the 1700s

This pond was just inside the gate we left through but I forgot to include in my previous blog:

We went into the grounds of the Museum of London but didn’t have time to actually visit the museum itself, that will have to wait for another time!

This is a photo then as we went in. I liked how the gardens had been laid out so the next few photos are about these gardens.

These pots of differing sizes looked very good in the way they had been laid out:

I liked this lovely Magnolia that was flowering in the gardens of St Paul’s Cathedral. The sculpture was lying on the ground but I couldn’t find any plaque that indicated what it was or represented.

As we left St Paul’s Cathedral we came across these sunken gardens, again I don’t know of a name for them.

We went on to visit the Tower of London which my daughter-in-law really wanted to see before we had to catch the train back home. It was getting dark as the sun was setting when we reached the Tower of London.

I was quite impressed by this Star Magnolia less than 50m from the river:

As we were leaving the Tower of London I came across this group of Daffodils. I took a couple more but they turned out blurry & I had to delete them.

I also got a photo of a Roman Emperor who it seems built a good part of the London Wall.

A link to London Wall is included at the foot of this blog.

We caught a bus that took us along a great part of London Wall Road so accompany me on this bus ride. As I saw flowers & as the bus had to stop frequently I took some photos which you can see from here:

Although I’ve put “Moorgate” on some of these I’ve been unable to find any photos of what I actually saw. I did a search for “Moorgate” on the web but the only photos I came up with don’t look anything like these ruins. Perhaps they are the remains of some church that once stood there. If anyone recognises these ruins then please leave me a comment.


It seems this really means “market place”. I thought to myself when taking the photo that “Cheapside” was far from the use we make of the word “cheap” today! It actually had the aspect of being terribly expensive!

This flowerbed really cried out “Photograph me!” It really stood out from the other side of the road & I simply had to get a close shot!

London Wall

Well that’s all the photos I have of flowers in London. I probably have a few that I haven’t included in this blog but they are probably similar to some of those I’ve included here.

Hope you have enjoyed this short visit of some of the flowers I found during the few hours we spent touring London!

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Oh! the memories you've brought flooding back, Balcony! I used to take my daughters to the Museum of London and, recently, my eldest daughter took her children there to relive her memories. We also visited Postmans' Park; were frequent visitors to The Tower of London and St Paul's Cathedral; and knew every duck, goose and pelican in St James's Park by name! ;o) London's a wonderful place if you don't have to commute to work there!!!!!! Done that too, but preserved my sanity seeking out pretty places during my lunch hour - especially around the Chancery Lane/Fleet Street area. Most people seem to walk around London looking around at eye-level, but there's a wealth of interest if you look up. I've seen some fantastic weather vanes - a dragon, a golden beaver, several galleons ..... I've always said you need several pairs of eyes to look at London properly - or several years with nothing else to do but stand and stare. :o) Glad you enjoyed your day there and hope your daughter-in-law has some lovely sights and memories to take back to Spain.

11 Apr, 2011


Thanks Balcony. I do hope you get to go inside the Museum of London next time - it's excellent. But there's so much to see in London, something always has to be left out!

11 Apr, 2011


Although I was born & brought up in London I moved with my family to Huntingdon in January 1966. I was only 15 at the time & didn't know much of London other than the place where I lived & went to school.

I think someone called Johnson once said you needed a lifetime to get to know London! He lived long ago but if he knew London today he would say you needed several lifetimes!

11 Apr, 2011

Lovely tour my aunties or if my mum was alive she would of answered straight away hence my nan owned businesses down there, and my mum loved London of all places she lived hope this is the ruin you were wanting lovely photos.

11 Apr, 2011


That was so lovely we was there in 1976-1979 That brought back a lot of memories thank you so much lovely photos.

12 Apr, 2011


Hi Balcony...
another good blog ... :o)

13 Apr, 2011


So glad you liked it, TT! :-))

Joanella I think we would ALL like a patio like that! LOL!

We didn't see any barristers while we were there, Nariz!

13 Apr, 2011


Your welcome was that the ruin named under photo you were looking for the name of .

13 Apr, 2011


Thanks so much 6d for that link! I didn't know how to go about finding what it is called. How did you find it?

I did another search with "ruins of St Alphages Church" & found this site with an interesting piece of history & a (slightly) better photo than mine! LOL! :-D

When will it be possible to upload a photo to Google & get it to find similar photos as it does now with words? I think they are working on it right now!

I see my 2 latest blogs bring back many memories for you, Nariz! Although I was born & brought up in London there is an awful lot of the city I have never visited before.

The London Wall Road photos were taken from a bus that was taking us to Tower Bridge. We got off at Liverpool Street & finished the journey by Tube as it was getting dark & my daughter-in-law had to see Tower Bridge & the Tower of London before we had to catch the train home again.

I see you have many memories of this area of London,too, Lujean!

13 Apr, 2011


Lol my brother asks the same question how do I find things he can't its what you type into the browser at one time you could type any thing in and it would come up but the goverment put a stop to it all, just like the people finder and 192 which you have to pay for now, they are not daft. I just typed in london wall road ruins and went down the list. From early May each site you go on they will have to ask your permission in order to leave a cookie on your pc, like most do to track where you go on which sites. I wipe mine each week or frequently to stop them from tracking me none of their business any way. I shall take a look at your link now glad you enjoyed your day with your daughter in law, yes I ve been to tower bride too when I was about 9 lol

13 Apr, 2011


When I was a kid my brothers & I with our dad would visit Tower Bridge & stand over the 2 inch gap were the two halves meet in the middle. If you fixed you eyes on the water flowing below you got a floating sensation - just remembering it brought it back!

When our son visited us some years ago I took him to see Tower Bridge & he was lucky enough to see the Bridge open! Not this time though & we saw it from across the water - not enough time to get closer!

I have FireFox set to delete all cookies when it closes. Anyway I run CCleaner every day before I shut down the computer for the night & you'd be surprised at the amount of "rubbish" we pick up in just a few hours of browsing!

13 Apr, 2011


How nice to have that experience with the water and bridge. It must a great sight to see the bridge open nice for your son to see. Yes it is suprising what you can pick up in just a few hours.

13 Apr, 2011


What amazes me in large cities like London is the amount of green space/gardens there are despite it being like a concrete jungle. It's so pleasant to go around a corner and be confronted with another stretch of beautiful flowers and plants etc.

You captured some lovely scenes there, Balcony...I liked the photo with the daffs and shaped box bushes...very effective.

Thank you for taking the time to share all these with us :)

14 Apr, 2011


Whistonlass: You are quite right about that- it is indeed surprising the amount of open/green spaces in our cities! I'd never heard of this little park before. It was thanks to our d-i-l that we even discovered it! She brought over a few photocopies of some of the pages in the book she was using for studying English & some of these places were in it!

19 Apr, 2011

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