I saw these in Austria and was reminded of Kew’s Chihuly exhibition which starts next week. I see visitors there recently have had a sneak preview of some of the pieces as they were being assembled.
I made do with the advert I saw on the Tube 😉
I can’t wait to see it 🙂
I’m not sure if the planters at bustling Covent Garden are designed to double up as benches, but those waiting there seem to think they are. One poor person’s phone is so heavy, they need to rest it on the roadworks sign as well 😉
A trip to London last Saturday was surprisingly lacking in benches until I arrived at my lunchtime destination. This was enough to interest me, then…
… my friends pointed out the bench was marked ‘Private’.
It made them even more delighted to sit and pose for me! Thanks Sara and Alison 🙂
The foreground is part of the Tulip Garden designed for the Chelsea Fringe by the team at Broadgate Circle, only the tulips had gone over already on day 2 of the festival.
However, the remaining garden did allow me to take this sneaky bench pic 😉
Spotted from the coach on the way into London recently. RAF Fairford is around 15 miles from Swindon and in a completely different county.
Anyone concerned about finding the show will find this website useful 😉
A surprise find near Liverpool Street Station, courtesy of a diversion on the way to Broadgate Circle forced by the building of Crossrail. Bethlehem hospital was a notorious mental institution from which the word ‘bedlam’ is derived from the hospital’s old nickname. It has also served as inspiration for numerous stories and horror films.
This is the second of these plaques I’ve found. I came across the first last year at the site of Upholder’s Hall, a building destroyed in the Fire of London.
Apparently there are about 160 of them maintained by the City of London*. I’m surprised it’s taken me so long to find them, seeing I’ve visited London frequently over the past few years.
The city’s website has taken down its map, so this one is going to come in handy in future. I also like this article about some of London’s alternative schemes.
* = of this particular scheme which is one of the oldest in the world, and differs from the more familiar one run by English Heritage.