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More gardens in London

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I discovered another lovely green space in London.

A little oasis right in the middle

of the concrete jungle of the Barbican.

There is the second biggest conservatory in London

which is like a mini Kew Gardens with exotic plants,

like cacti, orchids, bamboo etc.

It is home to exotic fish and over 2,000 species of tropical plants.

It is open on Sundays to the public for free.

See for yourself what we found there:

 

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A perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon in London.

 

 

 

 

 

Still smiling?

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Good Morning my friends.

It has been a while

since I had enough time to sit and compose something

and visit all your blogs regularly.

Even though holidays I have been away and had visitors,

which I thoroughly enjoyed.

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Finding new places in London to show my visitors I stumbled on some

yet fairly unknown places.

One of them is Crossrail place.

This is a new development, not even finished,

but the beautiful roof garden is finished.

It looks rather futuristic.

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It features plants from East and West, meeting in the middle. A calm garden on top of a new railway station which is being build in Canary Wharf. It was calm and quiet in the middle of a concrete world. We had a lovely walk and enjoyed the amazing plants and trees there. Have a look for yourself!

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There was a piano in the middle of the building so I couldn’t resist to do a fun bit on it which my aunt taught me.

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It was great fun and a great place to visit!

More discoveries in the next post!

Keep smiling and enjoy the warmer weather!

A walk in Cambridge

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We took a trip to Cambridge the University town for a day!

This one is the famous Kings College.

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We went to the Botanical Garden, enjoy the walk with me!

I left the pictures in the original size as I love how they came out, very focused

– done with my phone!

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Super flowers, amazing plants- nature all around the world.

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… and a relaxing palm tree for me!

Sky Garden

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Over Easter, I visited the Sky Garden, the highest garden in the UK. It is on the 35th floor of a building called ” the Walkie Talkie” in London.

Security is high , just like on an airport.

It was amazing to walk around this exotic garden!

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It is free for the public but still needs to be booked and only open during working time, so I was happy to get tickets in the holidays.

Well worth going when you are in London!

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It was wonderful to add this day to treasured memories.

Enjoy your day and see the beauty along the road!

Random things I wanted to share…

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I took some pictures and I wanted to share it with you

This is the Atheneaum Hotel in Piccadilly where I used to work 21 years ago. I stopped there when I got pregnant with my first son.  It was already then a very prestigious hotel owned by Rank, the film company and Harrison Ford (I only saw his bill though) stayed so did other famous people.

It has one corner planted along the wall, and it looks fabulous. It has exotic plants and all different greenery, some with flowers even. They even have bird cages in between. This is an amazing idea in the middles of a busy city.

 

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Across to Green Park you see theses beautiful flower baskets on the lamp posts…

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…and this is the view outside my house!

A beautiful spider made his web there.

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Take care and enjoy the time leading to Christmas!

New lodgers

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RoSy loves frogs!

I got 2 new lodgers in my garden as I re-did my tiny little space behind the house.

My hammock fits in and I have some green… this is my little oasis!

Enjoy my garden with me…..

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I love those frogs …. here with my little water feature!

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We are all very happy out there!

… just need a bit more sunshine!

This is a shot at night with my lights!

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Hope you are enjoying your Summer/ Winter, where ever you are !