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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Monday, 5 March 2012

Greenwich Park


Greenwich is the oldest enclosed Royal Park covering approx 200 acres. Being on a hill it has impressive views across the River Thames towards the City and St Paul's Cathedral and now you can even see the new Olympic Stadium. 
The land was inherited in 1427 by Henry V and it was the birthplace of Henry VIII in 1491 who introduced deer into the park. In the early 1600s the park was laid out with many trees some of which remain today.                                                              




Wandering through the park I couldn't help but notice the variety of plant life and wild life. Here are just a few photos showing that Spring in the park is well on its way.

2 comments:

  1. So much history in London, even in the parks. Spring is well on the way by the look of the flowers but the temps still look cool.

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  2. Finally a place to comment again! ;o)

    I've never visited Greenwich Park, must include it on my next visit to London! My first London visit was on May Day weekend 2000 and I spent a gloriously sunny day with a friend wandering through parks... definitely one of the things that makes London such an attractive city: all those parks! :o)

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