As we started our ride early in the morning, we were blessed by the pleasant weather. We broke our fasts at Kichchana Halli Mane, and were on our way to the ruins of the ancient church at Shettihalli. We reached the destination in good time, spent a couple of hours as we watched the "monsoon view" of the church. Had lunch at Hassan and reached Bengaluru in the early hours of the evening. A special thanks to @debopam.gh for these amazing clicks.
Having spent my first three weeks at the new job trekking up Grosvenor Place from Victoria, weaving in and out of hoardes of commuters and with enormous buses and lorries roaring past, spilling out toxic fumes in my direction, I tried a different route and walked instead from and through Green Park. Why I'd not done it before I don't know, but at this time of year, with the shifting colours of the leaves, the #park is something I can look forward to as I squeeze into the last remaining air pockets on the jubilee line zooming northbound.
The Green Park is notable for having no lakes and very few buildings, unlike other London parks, and very minimal flowering in the form of naturalised #narcissus . It was first enclosed in 1620 but only landscaped in 1820 and is said to have been built on a swampy burial ground for lepers from the nearby hospital at St James's. In the 18th century #London was still relatively small compared with today and The #GreenPark was more of a haunt for #highwaymen and thieves than #commuters escaping the horrible polluted air, and in the 19th century played scene to the attempted assassination of #QueenVictoria by Edward Oxford. #beauty#visitlondon#morningcommute#getaway#freedom#cleanair#parklife#londonlife