Just local

In Sainsbury’s
In Sainsbury’s

We did our usual weekly shopping at Sainsbury’s this morning and then took things easy till lunchtime.

St Mark’s, Myddelton Square
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
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.

Lloyd Square
Lloyd Square

We then walked along into Lloyd Square and walked up the slope,…

BT Tower from Lloyd Square
BT Tower from Lloyd Square

…stopping just to take a photo of the BT Tower in the distance.

Door with three padlocks
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?

Bevin Court
Bevin Court

We passed Bevin Court which is now screened from the road by the foliage of its trees.

Cruikshank Street
Cruikshank Street

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.

Holford Mews Photo bt Tigger
Holford Mews
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
The reservoir

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.

Penton Street
Penton Street

We crossed a busy Pentonville Road into Penton Street.

Dewey Road and Culpeper Park
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
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
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 is dense

The vegetation in the garden is now quite dense, giving all sorts of different sights and views.

Tree with seat
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
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… 🙂

About SilverTiger

I live in Islington with my partner, "Tigger". I blog about our life and our travels, using my own photos for illustration.
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