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Monday, 9 March 2009

Spring on my return?

Blossoms. I am looking forward to the warmer weather I will find in London on my return. This was taken just before I left in the gardens of St George in Bloomsbury.
A meadow bought by two churches in 1713 as a burial ground. It was unique because this was the first time a burial ground was not part of the grounds surrounding the church.
By 1854 it was closed due to lack of space for further graves. The next few years it was abandoned and overgrown until in 1889 as part of a new movement it re-opened as a park and urban space for the poor.



19 comments:

The Lone Beader said...

Looks creepy! I like it! :D

Vina Puspita said...

woow,,simply beautiful! :D

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Gilz said...

I love the mood of the shot...

Angie said...

Blossoms in Bloomsbury, what could be more appropriate? Love the fact that it was/is ‘urban space for the poor’! Very nice photo again, Mo.

Babe said...

awesome.. love ur pics + words so much.

kanmuri said...

Oh, very nice. Is these a Japanese cherry tree?

George Townboy said...

Beautiful. I've seen a couple of old graveyards that would make great parks.

Monsal Varga said...

Very beautiful.
I can "recall" this photo from a hundred movies; I guess every director, while filming a scene where deep emotional sense is needed, would like to film it here.

Peter said...

Welcome back!

"Urban space for the poor", but obvioulsy with some nice trees! Wonderful that the space was saved!

CHRIS said...

hello i like your blog, beautiful pictures,bye i hope another day; chris

Brianna said...

I like this picture... it reminds me of London last spring when I was there....

The Book Gobbler said...

That is very unusual for that time, indeed - a burial ground that is not part of the church ground.

Lovely, lovely, lovely.

marley said...

I think you'll be pleasantly surprised on your return. The sun has been shinning and its been quite warm. Blossoms will be blooming!

Karen said...

BEAUTIFUL pic, and love that you share the history surrounding it...

Laura said...

Good weather, flowers open, it creates a warm space.
'a park and urban space' i like it, it's a favor of God for the poor. God bless all of us.

Emm said...

Don't jinx it!! We have so many false springs in London, don't we. I believe we called the last big one "summer 2008".

Vinita said...

Oh my God ! I'm not able to believe. A burial ground turned into a park.

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