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Very close to the former Olympic Village which is now called East Village,

there are some lovely parks and many green spaces.

This is 15 minutes from my home away.

On my walk I found this today:

East Village and the RSPB ( Royal Society for the protection of birds)

have joined up with local carpenter Pete Bagg

to create 10 London skyline inspired bird boxes

to help bring birds back to the capital.

 

birdboxes (15)

 

Wonderfully done.

I have a picture of the original London Landmark

combined with the bird box.

See for yourself.

BT Tower

BT Tower

BT Tower

 

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

Olympic Velodrome

Olympic Velodrome

Olympic Velodrome

Battersea Power station

Battersea Power station

Battersea Power station

Olympic Orbit

Olympic Orbit

Olympic Orbit

Big Ben

Big Ben

Big Ben

Canary Wharf – HSBC Building

Canary Wharf HSBC Building

Canary Wharf HSBC Building

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge

The Tower of London

London Tower

London Tower

The Gherkin

Gherkin

Gherkin

What a fantastic idea.

The boxes are displayed for one month here

before each box is moved to its permanent home

at green locations around the area.

Let the birds come…..

 

Danny’s Holidays Part One

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You all know me as the bear who went to Spain last year to meet Manny from California. Well, Manny has run away to China, hope he enjoys it.

I had a lovely holiday here in London with my mum and her sister. I saw many places I have never seen before. I was so lucky and happy  that I could go with them.

First we went to Chislehurst Cave that is where that photo was taken and I didn’t remember.

A man made cave from the Saxons then the Romans extended it for finding flint and the it was used in the 2nd World War for 50 000 people. It was rather cold and so many ways you could easily get lost so we had to follow the guide with the lamp as there was no light.

She did say “every last Thursday of the month they look for lost tourists”, but I didn’t want to stay that long…..

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Then we had a picnic in a park just in time as the heaven opened with lightning and thunder.

We visited Danson House which was a Georgian house and had a Victorian kitchen where I had some fun…. as you can see:

Well I was allowed to go and sit anywhere yay!

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After that my mum went with her visitors to Buckingham Palace. I wasn’t allowed in there…. it was rather posh my mum said and she thoroughly enjoyed it ( specially the cake with the crown) , she brought some pictures back to show us.

Well enough for today…. I hope you enjoyed the little tour as much as I enjoyed all the travels.

Soon more from me!

See you soon!

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A grand day out!

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Talking to fellow bloggers is fun, but meeting them is even better.

Luckily Alastair lives in the same country as me and only a train journey away from London.

We met on Saturday and spent a wonderful day together.

We went on the cable car, walked over the Thames, saw Whitehall, No 10 Downing Street, Trafalgar Square packed with people, Leicester Square, Piccadilly, Buckingham Palalce and went through lovely parks. Of course we stopped at coffee shops and had a dinner break.

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We walked miles. We ended up in my all time favourite park, St. James’s Park with lots of ducks, squirrels, and the most beautiful flowers and shrubs.

I played around with my flower pictures and here is the result. Some with quotes.

park 3Even with my favourite flowers: Sweet Williams

park 4

I love the vibrant colours , I could have this as wall paper…

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park 2

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London seemed to be the friendliest place on Saturday. People smiled, hold doors open, chatted on the underground, gave up seats, and it was one big happy place.

Perfect for having a friend round, so I loved to show my wonderful London to Alastair.

It was such a fantastic day!

If you have time and you are not too far away , you are very welcome to visit and I show you round too!

Get your walking shoes on….

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