Anyway, the day was glorious with brilliant sunshine and blue skies and... heat!! Well long overdue I hear you say!!
As we walked through London we couldn't escape indications of the games!
Some of the roads are going to have traffic lanes dedicated to Olympic-related traffic.. there's a hefty £130 fine if you dare enter!
There are two Olympic Games mascots... Mandeville (the Paralympics mascot) and Wenlock (the Olympics mascot). Those in the park represent either 'park-related' areas or something to do with the locality.
This is Safari Mandeville...
and Birdy Wenlock
Great areas of wild flowers... lovely!
Midsummer Night's Dream Wenlock
and I really like this one "Sherlock Wenlock" (after Sherlock Holmes.. Baker Street is not that far away from here).
and this amazingly intricate church architecture hidden away amongst much more modern (and far more uninteresting) buildings!
So a wonderful wander in beautiful sunshine and warmth... and then on to Wigmore Hall for the concert.. last one of the season..
Today we had Hayden String Quartet in F minor, Op 20 No. 5 (which was lovely) and
Schubert - String Quartet in D minor D810 'Death and the Maiden' (which was more dramatic and I preferred this)
beautifully played by the Artis Quartet of Vienna..unusually the two violins and the viola all stood to play... must be tiring!!
A really lovely day and weekend... I love this weather :D