18.12.12

The Ghosts of The Victorian Heroic Dead


Little Britain was once a scrambling little district that housed buildings of splendour and dilapidation within its boundary. It is said that its network of narrow streets and courts were home to many apothecaries. I don't know about you but my mind does some fantastical somersaults at the very thought of this!



Sadly today, Little Britain has been reduced to a single street and it is exceedingly mundane in appearance.

However, sitting silently beside it is the rather curious Postman's Park.



Oddly quiet and unpopulated for a City Park even on a sunny day, this appears to be more of a throughway than a spot to sit and enjoy fine weather.
  


At the heart of the park is a memorial dedicated to "heroic self-sacrifice", a tribute to past Londoners who gave up their lives to save another.



This is certainly one of London's more peculiar parks with its assortment of  floral abundance and goldfish pond hemmed in with office blocks and gravestones. 



All this aside,  I find myself particularly moved by the Memorial which commemorates those ordinary people who died saving the lives of others and might otherwise have been forgotten. London has some wonderful gem's to discover.


5 comments:

  1. I love all the little nooks and crannies there are to be discovered around London. Postman's park is one I would have loved to have spent longer exploring when we stumbled on it a few years back. A gem of a place. x

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  2. What a wonderful little park! It will be on my list if we ever go to London. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. What a beautiful place, I love it!! xx

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  4. Very perfect pictures

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  5. what a lovely looking park, i bet not that many people in london know about it. very touching and moving way to remember some heroic people. really makes you think. great post

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