The flowers in London this Spring have been wonderful, and often in unexpected places, like the Pentonville Road. These clematis were in Clerkenwell. Clematis Armandii Clematis Armandii
The Midland Railway needed an independent London terminus:'.. 1863: St Pancras train station was designed by William Barlow in 1863, with construction commencing in 1866. The famous Barlow train shed arch spans 240 feet and is over 100 feet high at its apex. On its completion in 1868 it became the largest enclosed space in the…
'Taking a northerly course, we pursue our way from Holborn up Gray's Inn Lane, in which stands the Royal Free Hospital, founded in 1828..[to help] all destitute persons requiring medical relief..'. The hospital was founded by William Marsden, whose name cancer patients will recognise. The building is now the Eastman Dental Hospital, and the Royal Free is in…
And finally - beautifully delicate
I can hear Mr Bradshaw tutting - where is the description of King's Cross? The Fleet River, Coldbath Prison? But the flowers were so beautiful! Yellow is the colour I most associate with early Spring.
And the beautiful Hellebores.
These beautiful flowers were in the Churchyard in Myddelton Square, a peaceful, surprising area behind Rosebery Avenue. Ornamental Quince Clematis Cirrhosa
And the white camellias -
I promised more flowers and here they are - deep pink camellias.