online: 2 april 2017
modified: 1-2 april 2017
1 april 2017 more slowly than usual
unusual walk today
... passed the Italian style architecture of a famous crematorium... and
resting under a pergola which is part of the equally famous utopia of
the Hampstead Garden Suburb...
...unhurriedly i linger to enjoy these famous fragments of London...
unworried by the unoriginality of these words and phrases... or by the
failure of the garden suburb to retain the democratic or egalitarian
aims of its illustrious founders (Henrietta Barnett and her obedient allies)...
...now... after recovering from mild fatigue... i listen to the two or
three birds whose calls or songs are audible from the pergola but whom i
cannot see or identify (before deciding to continue this All Fool's Day
.....next to a big hole in the village road is a robotic stop sign telling
drivers to wait here if the light is red... (while the
single lane is occupied by vehicles travelling in the other
...at today's first random point... not far from the Great Wall of
Hampstead Garden Suburb...
...i'm remembering a long hedge of thousands of white may flower
blossoms that i passed on my way to this seat by the playing fields...
...it's a calm and sunny evening with long shadows across the grass...
and long streaks of white and grey clouds beneath a blue sky... very
static... (these long horizontals remind me of Frank Lloyd Wright's 'prairie houses')
reached the second random point in today's walk... a seat looking
towards a distant horizon... (somewhere near to The Ridgeway... a
prehistoric road over hilltops north of London)... and refreshed by today's
...that accidental comma in wide spaces:
i am about to delete it when i realise that it's a paragraph in
itself... perhaps the most interesting part of this diary entry!
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