Saturday, May 10, 2008

Walking and sitting

If there is one thing that Londoners have mastered, it's the art of walking and sitting. This city is a joy to wander through (although not in heels - watch out for the cobblestones!), as it has back alleys and wonderful hidden passages that open into courtyards or whole other streets. But just when you think you might have walked too far or need a bit of a rest, you come across a plaza or a square or a green or a garden; it is usually perfectly manicured with a nice patch of grass, lovely plantings, perhaps a fountain. It is the perfect place to sit and rest and drink some water, peoplewatch, and admire the views. It makes for the best type of exploring: leisurely!

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