Tuesday, May 25, 2010
The Senior Playground and a walk through Hyde Park and Kennsington Gardens.
A few days ago, Tony and l went to Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, to see..wait for it...A Senior Playground!! You heard right..an amazing playground for the over 60's!Ha! honestly l kid you not!! On the way by the Number 14 bus, we were stopped outside the Marsden Hospital (Cancer Hospital) because there had been a fire alert. By the time we arrive, luckily the problem or false alarm seemed to be over, as everyone was trooping back into the hospital.
Below are a few image of the Senior Playground..not very big but "good things come in small parcels", or so my gran used to tell me!.
I must admit we did have some fun...we will be back as it is much better than exercising indoors! The sign below is in the wrong place but l think is rather funny in this "wrong" place!
I have always wanted to Roller Blade but l do not have good balance these days and also if l fell, l would be VERY worried l would damage my back surgery. So l have to be content to watch other people having, what looks like great fun.
This young man makes me feel so old but he was amazing. Great fun to watch him having such fun and learning with his dad!
The image below of young girls sunbathing, is actually funnier than it appears....can you see the young men in the background?....well they spent most of the time just staring at them...isn't summer a wonderful time?!Ha!
The park was full of people playing, sunbathing, having picnic's, reading and sleeping and none of them playing music out-loud anywhere!..except...two young woman with an ipod on a base station..not the sort of girls l would expect to be doing this!!!!!
Normally building sites are not beautiful places to look at BUT l have just found one that is not the norm. Beautifully shiny, shimmering purple/blue curtain hanging over the building itself!!! The boarding in front of the curtains are also fun! See the two images below!! It is l think, going to be VERY expensive flats!!
The image below is of one of the many sign posts on the floor, to point to The Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Walk in Kennsington Gardens. I think they are actually quite beautiful .
I really love this building or shelter..what an amazing place to sit and read or just rest. The wood and the height really make this an very impressing looking building!
Just before we left the Park, to catch our bus home..l heard the sound of hooves. Turned around and saw this group of children and adults coming towards us. I am used to seeing adult rides in and around the parks all the time. I haven't seen children before being taught rather than just been lead by a wakling adult. It was a lovely sight to see and all the children were full of smiles and talking non stop.....such fun!
What a lovely way to end a very enjoyable day in Central London!