after a great brunch at sunday, wife decided to go walk in holland park as there is a japanese garden, maybe we could catch some sakura? ^^
we walked past granary square to king’s cross station. there is a huge multi-billion redevelopment of king’s cross. granary square fronts central st martin university of the arts london.
and cross the regent canal.
& no one gets tired of taking a photo at the 9 3/4platform in harry potter’s realm.
we took the circle line & exited at nottinghill gate station & walked along holland park ave.
nice trees overcast sky, a mysterious, magical appearance.
we turned into holland park road.
it’s a good size park, 22 hectares, about the size of st james park & larger than green park.
by comparison hyde park though is 143hectares & kensington gardens 111 hectares.
there wasn’t much to see in holland park
we came here though to look at kyoto gardens.
spotted some nice flowers for a good composition.
found kyoto garden. very limited though.
took a photo of the peacock.
& there was a squirrel.
nifty fella which made a reappearance later.
a water feature.
peace & calm.
nothing to show for sakura, just one solitary plant.
that’s all we got.
kyoto gardens were constructed in 1991 with funding from japanese conglomerates.
but didn’t look particularly well maintained.
this fella came back.
quite a show-off
strutting around. 🙂
exiting holland park, we found a gelato place down the road & stopped to have some ice cream didn’t think much of it.
daughter & i were going to watch a musical this evening at prince of wales theatre, & son & wife were going to have their own tete a tete.
so we decided to go & walk around covent gardens, then have early dinner at burger & lobster.
we exited at leicester square station & walked to covent gardens.
there were the usual street baskers. this guy was standing on air & he could flipped 90deg to horizontal….probably had some metal platform & braces in the boots & uniform. 🙂
it’s quite fun living in these places. the street scenes just like in movies.
we walked through the building.
the jamie oliver outlet union jacks.
& the apple market.
then to the piazza.
not too busy.
quite a number of tourists.
children did some shopping, daughter bought a dress at zara.
we then walked to burger & lobster at dean street for early dinner beofre 2 of us went to theatre.