Friday, 20 March 2009

Park life


Park life, originally uploaded by dimacleod.

I noticed on google maps that the artillery garden was nearby. Sadly this nokia doesn't seem to be built for prolonged net usage, so a quick search and root around outside bagged me this park. It probably isn't the One as i couldn't see any weaponry (excepting the ninja cyclists). A park steeped in history indeed. And maybe this is a photo of that park. Or just some random park in EC1.

8 comments:

Ken Ross said...

Looks like Armoury House in the background, so I guess you're in the right place

Ken Ross said...

http://www.hac.org.uk/html/about-the-hac/the-hac-estate/armoury-house/?PHPSESSID=9ed42c54191317cd20

AktoMan said...

Just checked on Google Maps, and yes, it was the Artillery Garden - down the dead end of Finsbury St, off Chiswell St (maplink)

Thanks for the link, Ken. I didn't know about the first balloon flight in England. Nor that they'd moved there in 1641 from Spittalfields. Lucky they did, else I'd not have seen the place. (hyperlink)

blogpackinglight said...

I've played cricket there once.

AktoMan said...

It's a small world, really.

paulmartin42 said...

(excepting the ninja cyclists). . . disguised as pigeons ?

AktoMan said...

I noticed that a lot of cyclists were very quiet. Fit people and well-maintained bikes. Tied in with some people cycling the wrong way on one-way streets made for a quick learning experience for me.

paulmartin42 said...

this is a test post ....