6.6.11

London lurking


One of my favourite things to do in London is to lurk in curious corners.

If you have the inclination to seek the out, London is full of secret spaces that offer a sanctuary of silence. One such place is St Dunstan's Church Garden. We visited this place last year (see here) and it was lovely to make a return in the sunshine.










St Dunstan-in-the-East has it's origins in 1100. It has suffered much damage in the Great Fire that started around the corner in Pudding Lane. It was then brought to it's knees again during the Blitz of WWII. Today it stands roofless but beautiful as a unique garden space.

I do like that, "Worshipful" company of bakers.

Orange. Vibrant, fruitsome, arresting ORANGE is such a wonderful colour. I bought this jersey vest top with it's revealing back detail from Asos.

Stripes are another favourite of mine. I love stripes in most guises and the combination of navy and white speaks of summer and the seaside to me. I bought this straight maxi in Jane Norman.

Thank you Hiro for these pics. Sorry about "Pudding Lane"

15 comments:

  1. When in London I go to St Dunstan's Church Gardens for a solitary journey with the Gods. So lovely to see it pictured here. I adore your Red blouse - stripes and red make a very happy marriage. warmly hope you are well. You look in very good form. xx

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  2. I simply cannot wait...these are, to put it simply, fantastic!!!

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  3. You look all sorts of lovely in orange!!
    I want to sit my butt in that sill and daydream and read.

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  4. Gorgeous pictures and I love the orange on you! You're inspiring me for Aunty Brown's Friday Confessional photoshoot idea ;)
    Jx

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  5. LOVE that first picture. You look fabulous, and the garden is absolutely gorgeous. I always feel the urge to wear some orange when the weather warms up :) And LOL, the company of bakers must have known you were coming!

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  6. This is a great corner!!! love that pop of orange!

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  7. fun color blocking outfit! and i love the first two pictures under the window.

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  8. Lovely post. Beautiful pictures, the gardens looks like such a special place. Love how subtle your makeup is and your outfit is gorgeous.

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  9. Love the orange on you.

    I love that the Bakers are commemorating where one of their members burnt down London - you'd think they'd want to keep that a bit quiet ;)

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  10. These photos are just gorgeous! I love what you're wearing. It really makes me miss warm weather. I'm freezing here down under. Love this sanctury of silence.. looks so movie like hehe somewhere hard to find in melb~ although there prob is many places I just don't explore enough! x

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  11. Gorgeous, peaceful imagery under the Roman arches. You look so sleek and beautiful. I love the orange with the navy and white horizontal stripes.

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  12. love the nautical stripe/orange combo!

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