Tag: architecture

London: City Garden

City Garden in London, with its shady avenues, monuments, cozy benches and beautiful bars – this is the 'square'. In Russian the word 'Square' and 'space' have quite different meanings. This distinction must be borne in mind in speaking of London's parks. One and the same word can be called the British and a small garden inside the block of houses and – a spacious area with heavy traffic, which, incidentally, may not be trees. Both for Londoners – 'square'. Tired of sightseeing and shopping in London, well wander the streets of old London district – the West End. Here you'll see a lot of typical London's green spaces, public gardens in the middle of the city quarters. They start at Covent gardenskoy area, north of the Strand.

Incidentally, it is the oldest area of the Square in London: it was founded in 1630-ies of Inigo Jones. Considered the most fashionable St James's Square. In XIX century in aristocratic circles was the fashion for a walk on the areas around Belgravia. Incidentally, these green areas have been arranged like a suite of rooms – one following another, forming a single space that is pleasant for walks. However, since life in London has changed dramatically. Change and shape the urban areas.

In a form close to the pristine, they have survived, perhaps, only in a quarter of Bloomsbury. Square in Bloomsbury was founded in the late XVIII century Duke of Bedford. He appointed a high rent for accommodation in the homes of the neighborhood, and forbade it to open restaurants and shops. Even the signs on their homes could not hang. And strangers in a quiet and respectable Bloomsbury not admitted. Elite turned quarter lush greenery. Not surprising that precisely Bloomsbury in 1823 settled British Museum and then Universitetskiy college (in 1827). And finally in 1936 here erecting building University of London. They say that in this area as a particularly felt this elusive atmosphere of London, about which so many poets spoken.