Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Going Japanese…In London



The days are finally getting longer. It is nice to wake up and see that, for once, it is not pitch-dark.
Don't get me wrong, it is not warm just yet. Far from it. That said, it is starting to feel like we are finally getting out of hibernation. In short, it is time to enjoy London a bit more, and it feels nice.

Honestly, what's not to like about London? London is so international that I sometimes wonder whether it is not a small country with its own set of rules. Dozens of different nationalities live and work over here. If you fancy a different type of cuisine, London has it for you. Indonesian, Korean or Lebanese? Not a problem. There is something different to eat at every corner of the streets of London, if you are adventurous enough. I think that I will have sushis for lunch today.


Encouraged by the bright weather, I decided to venture to Holland Park. You have to understand that I am coming from a warm(er) country and I was not so sure that my idea was that great, because it remains quite cold.

Thanks to http://www.citybridgetrust.org.uk, I found out that there was a Japanese garden in Holland Park. I have been living over here for the best part of 9 years and I didn't know.

I was not disappointed. It was simply lovely.
Actually, it felt like I was traveling to Japan while staying in the middle of London. It was a bit like one of these magical moments that seem to happen in a dream. Everything was perfect.  I really would have liked to stay a bit longer.

Shame I had to go back to my hectic life after this...

10 comments:

  1. There are all sorts of hidden gems in London. It's a wonderful city!

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  2. MuriEL, What a beautifully tranquil place that is. Were you able to walk to it? We are already having 80+ days in North Texas. The only thing North about where I live is the name.

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  3. I love waterfalls! And, I loved that park, too! Thanks for kindling those memory banks!

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  4. Hello Muriel! That park looks lovely! We are in New Hampshire in the US and it is still cold here as well, but I heard lots of birds on my walk this morning, and am also enjoying brighter awakenings in the mornings! I visited London once many years ago and would love to return. What a wonderful place!

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  5. It's been years - must go again. Thx for posting.

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  6. You knew then! You were ahead of me! I must admit that I didn't even know there was a japanese garden in Holland Park.

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  7. It is a wonderful place indeed. I have never been to new Hampshire. What a shame! I bet that the colours in Autumn must be wonderful.

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  8. I didn't know that you had been to London Roy! When did you visit?

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  9. Maybe we could swap? I could kill for some warm weather right now. Life is so unfair!

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  10. It is indeed...I don't think that a lifetime is enough to know it all!

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