Tavistock Square

The Square has seen a sad time recently but it is one of my old haunts and I have eaten many a lunch sitting on a bench, sometimes with friends, and watching the people, birds and squirrels. Bloomsbury has several such squares, all rather lovely, but Tavistock Square has the famous statue of Gandhi and the memorial to those who died in Hiroshima in 1945. It is (clich?? coming) an oasis of peace amidst much fine Georgian architecture, although there are some more modern but mostly appropriate buildings.

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Now the white Spring flowers are in full spate

The last two evenings on my favourite walk the Spring flowers are really prominent. The wood anemones carpet the ancient hornbeam woods, and along the edge the May flowers are there in all their glory. The big trees have hardly made an effort to come into leaf, not even the adjacent hornbeam.

The May is cause for conversation with a dog walker as we admire the show.

The cock robins sing their songs from the bare trees and the telegraph wires, staking out their territories. There is so much to see and hear and I feel sorry for the girl running with her head down, earphones in place, because she is missing the audio-visual show.

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