Thursday, September 29, 2016

St James Park, Central Of London

FROM THE BUCKINGHAM PALACE, we walked to St. James Park which is nearby.  First thing first, we looked for the restroom and we have to fork out 20 pence to use them.  Well, we do not mind paying as long as the toilets are well kept and clean and that was exactly what they are.  With the hot weather looming above us, we got some lemonade to quench our thirst and we were amazed by the crowd who were out on this beautiful Sunday...

St James Park is a 23 hectare park situated in the City of Westminster, Central London and it is bounded by Buckingham Palce to the west, the Mall to the north, Horse Guards to the east and Birdcage Walk to the south.  The park has a small lake with two islands, West Island and Duck Island... 
One side was facing the London Eye... 


And the other side is called the Duck Island... 
no wonder there are families of ducks swimming in this beautiful lake... 
And the crowd like us who are crossing over the small bridge... 
A zooming angle of the scenery in front of us .... 
And this looks like a fairy tale castle.... 
Scenery on the other side where the ducks were enjoying their dips... 

And not forgetting our little poses as we walked along ..... 
And also spending some time taking a "breather" at the park.... 

14 comments:

  1. What a beautiful place!!! But they should not make people pay to use the bathrooms! Maybe that money goes to pay the upkeep though. If so, then not so bad.

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    1. Yes, it is for maintenance normally... not uncommon in many countries actually..

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  2. Lovely scenery. I am sure their public toilets are not like what we have here.

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  3. 20p is a small price to pay for clean toilets. You look good in the photos. Weather is nice so everyone is out enjoying it.

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    1. Yeah, the weather was perfect on our last day in London..

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  4. Didn't know of this park. Sure is a beautiful place.

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  5. 20 pence is not bad. Convent Garden charges 50 pence.

    Do visit London in the next couple of years;
    Garden Bridge and Brixton Somerleton project. The latter has won an award for a project that hasn't even started. A high line of a mile long, along the concept of Manhattan's high line, is in the making. This project is the first of its kind in the UK, if successful it will be rolled across the country. I had a lot of input in the consultation stage including the selecting the architect (award winning).
    https://www.gardenbridge.london/
    http://futurebrixton.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/20130629-somerleyton-road-stage-c-report-rev-k-1.pdf





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    1. Yeah, maybe the next couple of years, Corina... hahaha

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