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Tuesday, 30 July 2013

City of London Meetup

On Sunday I went on another of the Hampshire Photography meetups, this time we walked around the City of London.   We met at Cannon Street station and set off to find lots of little hidden gardens in the city.  

First we came to Whittington Gardens
Then off to Cleary Gardens, where we found grapes which were provided by Loire Valley Wines to bring a taste of France to the city.
The garden is on two levels and on the lower level I found a little Chalet.  This is the Beevarian Anstel and Gretal Chalet.  This is part of the beyond the Hive Competition 2010.
Then to St Pauls where we found some fountains and some blue trees.   Yes blue trees, which is part of an environmental art installation created by an Australian artist. 

And then then on to Postmans Park which is made up of the churchyards of St Leonards, Foster Lane, St Botolph, Aldersgate and the graveyard of Christchurch, Newgate Street.  It is home to the famous Watts Memorial built in 1900 as a tribute to heroic men and women. 

Although we were taking in lots of the gardens we also saw many of the interesting skyscrapers, like the Gherkin and the Lloyds building both photos taken as reflections.  There are lots more pictures on flickr.

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