28 September 2014

on mayfair's urban garden


*disclaimer: posts involving "walks" are indeed counted as assignments for one of the classes here, so i apologize for the more academic and in depth tone, although i hope you enjoy reading them anyway if you choose to! ALSO i lost all the photos on my camera and therefore only have the few that I managed to get on my phone so...*

One of the things that struck me most upon my arrival in London is the common incorporation of potted plants and other foliage into the urban landscape. Nowhere is this more evident and striking than throughout the Mayfair area. We begin by emerging from the Oxford Circus station to stroll past the fashion district dotted with H&M's and Topshops, and soon arrive in front of Liberty of London; the iconic brand famous for its floral prints and storefront buckets of blooms.





A theme quickly developed as I gazed through shop windows at blossoming fashion displays while window boxes and hanging petunias adorned the fronts of homes and other businesses. Though many cities have been known to endeavor to bring the great outdoors to their urban jungles (Central Park anyone?) London takes it to a new, even lovelier level, by filling nearly every spare inch of its city corners with luscious greens and florals of every description.

The Mayfair walk certainly enlightens one to the striking contrast of London's industry, history, and hospitality as we observe busy fashion-lined lanes intertwined with historical buildings and parks doused in the pastoral comforts of hydrangeas and hedges.





One of the things that struck me most upon my arrival in London is the common incorporation of potted plants and other foliage into the urban landscape. Nowhere is this more evident and striking than throughout the Mayfair area. We begin by emerging from the Oxford Circus station to stroll past the fashion district dotted with H&M's and Topshops, and soon arrive in front of Liberty of London; the iconic brand famous for its floral prints and storefront buckets of blooms.






A theme quickly developed as I gazed through shop windows at blossoming fashion displays while window boxes and hanging petunias adorned the fronts of homes and other businesses. Though many cities have been known to endeavor to bring the great outdoors to their urban jungles (Central Park anyone?) London takes it to a new, even lovelier level, by filling nearly every spare inch of its city corners with luscious greens and florals of every description.

The Mayfair walk certainly enlightens one to the striking contrast of London's industry, history, and hospitality as we observe busy fashion-lined lanes intertwined with historical buildings and parks doused in the pastoral comforts of hydrangeas and hedges.





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