LONDON- KENSINGTON GARDENS + PALACE + DUTCH GARDEN


One of the Royal parks in London adjacent to Hyde Park – creates together with Hyde Park, St,James Park, Green Park – creates one of the biggest open , green spaces in europe.

Although the garden itself is not reach in many different plant species, it is very interesting as a place of relaxation,with variety of offical avenues,  full of landscape architecture, monuments, sculptures and romantic arbours.

Full o fountains and with  the Round Pound -popular artificial lake in the west corner of Hide Park , packed with swans and other wild living birds.

The Park was designed in c.1728-1738 by Henry Wise and Charles Bridgeman.The same Charles Bridgeman designed a Serpentine; a lake lying in the center of the Hyde Park and ending up in the Kensington Gardens that is called “The lond Water”

Very interesting part of the Kensington Garden is so called “Italian Garden” with a number of classical sculptures and fountains.

Further away to the west,  one can see the Kensington Palace with the Queen Victoria Memorial,”Dutch Garden”  and the Queen Victoria Memorial.

To the south west there is a really impressive Albert Memorial and a view at the Royal Albert Hall– being Royal Opera House.

The place definitely worth of seeing and a time spent on exploring the Park will be definitely enjoyable and amusing thanks to its charm and an amizingly  royal character.

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LONDON – SERPENTINE GALERY PAVILION 2011


Londons Serpentine Galery Pavilion 2011 –

Anyone who was expecting another spectacular contemporary building that looks like a completed construction might be dissapointed.

The Serpentine Pavilion, as it’s  current creator- Peter Zumthor- says is supposed to evoke emotions by its misteriously simple outside physical body  and more  complex  labyrinth inside the leads you to the beutyful garden , sunny metaphysical atrium full of plants that symolises the initimacy  and a  life .

The internal garden , thatnks to its black walls seurrounding it , becomes as a completely isolated place, appears as a garden within a bigger garden- Hyde Park.

After spending few minutes in the internal garden and seeing how many people likes it , suddenly it strikes you that it is a brilliant idea and you stop thinking about the blak bitumen painted plywood,waetherprove but  delicate walls.