We did our usual weekly shopping at Sainsbury’s this morning and then took things easy till lunchtime.
St Mark’s, Myddelton Square
After lunch we went for a short, and very local, stroll. We passed through Myddelton Square where St Mark’s Church was lit by the sun.
Skyscape outside the deli
Photo by Tigger
The deli has started opening on Sundays again and so we called in there for coffee and sat outside under a pretty summer sky.
We then walked along into Lloyd Square and walked up the slope,…
BT Tower from Lloyd Square
…stopping just to take a photo of the BT Tower in the distance.
Door with three padlocks
Walking up Lloyd Street, we spied this door which was secured with, not one, but three padlocks in addition to two Yale locks. Is this to protect an empty property from squatters, we wondered?
We passed Bevin Court which is now screened from the road by the foliage of its trees.
We walked up Cruikshank Street and this reminded me strongly of the local walks we had taken during the lockdowns and how much I had enjoyed these.
Photo bt Tigger
Passing Holford Mews, which branches off Cruikshank Street, we saw that it had been strangely painted, almost like a stage or film set. What is the purpose of this?
The reservoir is blooming becomingly like a park. Unfortunately, it is closed to the public though that is good in one sense as it makes it into a small but valuable wildlife sanctuary among city streets.
We crossed a busy Pentonville Road into Penton Street.
Dewey Road and Culpeper Park
From Penton Street we entered Dewey Road which gives access to Culpeper Park by the western entrance.
Community Garden – the pond
We paid a visit to the Community Garden where I saw that the pond was already more overgrown since my solo visit only ten days ago (see Visiting the community garden).
A view from the bench
We found a bench with one end in the shade and sat there for a while. The community is a really beautiful place to sit and stroll.
The vegetation is dense
The vegetation in the garden is now quite dense, giving all sorts of different sights and views.
Tree with seat
Near the south entrance there is a tree with a metal seat around it. We sat here for a while, enjoying the garden and its peaceful atmosphere.
A view from the tree seat
This is the view opposite the tree seat. You can see a little way along the path but not far. All the paths bend so that you cannot see very far along them. That makes them seem attractively mysterious, tempting you to follow them to see where they lead.
We carried some of the peacefulness with us as we returned home. Sadly, today is the end of the holiday and Tigger returns to work tomorrow. I must try to keep up the momentum and go out every day on my own. Will I succeed? We shall see… 🙂