My blog is mostly about wildlife, particularly birds, walking, days out, all growing things and anything else that comes to mind.
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Sunday, 22 January 2012

London... around Hyde Park and onwards..

Well, we were off to the first concert of 2012 and a great one it was too.

We left in the dark and arrived as the sun was coming up.   The wind was ferocious and bitterly cold but it was lovely to have very few people around in the park and just the wildlife and views to entertain us!

And, during the course of wandering around the park, we espied a lady clad in nothing but a swim suit and swimming cap coming out of the Serpentine in the freezing cold having been in for a swim!!  We were advised by a notice, that swimming was only permitted if you were a member of the swimming club and then you were restricted in swimming between 6.30 and 9.00 a.m.  Well...I have a self-imposed restriction on swimming in these temperatures from 12 midnight to 12 midnight!!!!

 Just as we were leaving the Park.... pity they were going away from us!
 Selfridges... a quite attractive building

 From the old to the modern...

One of Selfridges many interesting shop windows..

 Through the small gardens on the way to Wigmore Hall

So an interesting and rewarding walk in the park and an excellent concert with the Nash Ensemble.. we shall be seeing them, amongst others, over the next few weeks.... great!


Wilma said...

Looks like a good day, Tricia!

Glo said...

Thoroughly enjoyed your spectacular shots of the park, nature, and various spots around London. What a wonderful time you must have had, and thanks so much for sharing your visit.

Pete said...

tut tut Tricia posting the same pic twice :D peeling bark,

nice one of the swan in flight.

good concert eh!

Tricia said...

Wilma - thanks it was a good day indeed

Glo.. thanks for commenting agin and glad you like the London tour. It was good even though cold.

Pete.. now deleted!! and yes - good concert indeed!!

ShySongbird said...

Hi Tricia, you and Pete do have some fun days out. Lots of lovely photos here but my favourite is the lovely little Robin.

As I said to Pete, swimming in January, good grief!!

Marc Heath said...

Nice shots and a good read.

oldcrow61 said...

I can't believe that I've missed so many of your posts. I love the shot of the gulls on the posts. The statues are great as well. I wouldn't mind that angel in my garden.

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