Country Mouse

Victoria Station to Horsham

 

With seemingly great ease we can still get into the English countryside from London. I say “seemingly” because, first of all, we have Oyster cards (prepaid fares) that allow us jump on a bus or tube train within a reasonable walking distance from our flat, and to arrive at

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London: City Mouse

Saturday we were touring the splendid Courtauld Gallery. It is famous for its Impressionist collection, but its relocation to the Somerset house between the Thames and the Strand is a definite advantage. Just a few steps off the street you are transported to a very rich treasury of art and architecture.

Turn right here into the

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Building London in a Hurry

 London is a jumble of impermanent building parts at worst and a continually changing display of architectural styles and lifestyles at best. Architecture critic Rowan Moore (WHY WE BUILD, 2012) writes about our desire for permanence and the futility of it. How can our built environment remain the same when our needs are ever-changing? Case

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A Sunny Day in London

The weather has changed. It is warm enough for people to walking about with their coats flapping open and scarves worn hanging down instead of wrapped around their noses. Yesterday, all the clouds seem to be circulating to the North. I was out twice, once on Kensington High Street running errands, buying light bulbs, gloves,

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