Kew Gardens Part 2 - A World Heritage
According to Alan Titmarsh the lovely thing about follies is that they are not necessary. A folly is defined in the Oxford English dictionary as a costly ornamental building with no practical purpose, especially a tower or mock-Gothic ruin built in a large garden or park…
Kew Gardens Part 1 - A Royal Heritage
Entering Kew Gardens through the Victoria Gate I was immediately enthralled by the sight of its beautiful pond protected by two Chinese guard lions against a splendid backdrop of the Palm House…
The Intriguing Isokon Building – Hampstead, London
We all have dreams but not many of us see them come to fruition as spectacularly as Jack Pritchard did in 1934 in the form of the Lawn Road Flats, also known as the Isokon Building…
Finding Ernö - in the East End of London
I started my quest in typical East End fashion – pie and mash at Maureen’s pie and mash café in the Chrisp Street Market in Poplar. When asked if I would like gravy or liquor I declined the latter thinking that noon was too early to start drinking.