Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Hampstead


If you'd asked me a month or so ago what my favorite part of London was, I would've said, without question, that it was Hampstead. This is probably still true (hence the photo above), but my allegiance has been shifting recently to Shoreditch and the City. They're farther away, so I hadn't spent so much time there at the beginning of my year in London, but they have a tremendous array of architecture, history, people, little winding back alleys, and (most importantly) pubs. Still, I'm sticking to Hampstead for the moment.

I have posted this picture before, but it also happens to be my best (or, rather, most representative) picture the Hampstead / Gospel Oak area. The Brits seem to have some real hang-ups about class, so the ones I know tend to turn their noses up when I talk about how much I love pricey Hampstead, but nothing will ruin my enjoyment of those Victorian terraced houses. And the Heath! Oh, the Heath!

This is part of the March Theme Day over at City Daily Photo. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

10 comments:

  1. I almost expect to see Mary Poppins floating overhead with her umbrella! Love those bay windows!!

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  2. My favourite place in London is the Heath, so many great times there. I know these rows of terraces in Gospel Oak. Thanks for the memories. Enjoy your month.
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  3. What beautiful houses. Typical British. I think this could be my favourite part too. Excellent choice.

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  4. Picking a favorite place in London must be a near impossibility. I do like this choice, though. Pretty.

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  5. and what kind of 'hang-ups' would they be?

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  6. I think I'd choose Hampstead too! However, the last time I was there I stayed in the Southbank area and had a fabulous time.

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  7. I love those Victorian houses, I never get tired of watching them. Lovely week!

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  8. What a great neighborhood. I'm struck by the architectural pattern of the buildings.

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