Flowers on the Buddleja bush in the garden.
|31 July 2011, 4:35 pm|
|30 July 2011, 5:43 pm|
Today’s cloud formation photographed during a period of relaxation in the spa.
|17 July 2011, 5:25 pm|
The Park Tunnel (actually two small tunnels) was constructed to form an entrance into the “Park Estate” but it seems the route was considered too steep at the time and other entrances into the estate proved more popular. Today, the Derby Road end of one tunnel is blocked by a modern building although it is possible to access the car park under the building from the tunnel. The other part of the tunnel is still a through route, utilising Tunnel Road in the estate and also a set of narrow steps climbing up in the section between the two tunnels.
A little history of the tunnel can be found on the Nottingham University website.
|17 July 2011, 10:19 am|
On the way back I walked to Finsbury Park Railway Station to catch the train rather than going from Kings Cross. It was a little further than I had expected possibly due to the Highbury area being somewhere off the top of my 1910 map of London. I found myself on Gillespie Road and recalled the old Arsenal Football Club stadium was nearby and indeed it was. It appears that two stands remain, this stand now partly comprises a health club / gym. The former pitch now forms a rather tasteful garden area but is gated off.
|17 July 2011, 9:59 am|
I actually hadn’t planned on visiting London, but I ended up heading down from Nottingham for a little sightseeing with my Baedekker tourist guide from 1910. During my 11 mile wander I encountered the Shard under construction which I think resembles a rather large bottle of Viru lager.
I didn’t find the entrances to the Rotherhithe Tunnel so I could walk through (the old staircases in shaft No.2 and No.3 which I did find are currently unsafe for use apparently). I’ll put my failure to walk through it down to the fact I was using a small map of London from 1910 which wasn’t too detailed!