Hampstead Heath -
"Lungs of London"!
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have been lucky in that I have lived over half my adult life within the
proverbial stone's throw of Hampstead Heath. I go walking there, most
days, and I know 'my' part like the back of my hand; though it must be
said, the Heath is so large that that I have rarely penetrated to some
of the more distant parts.
|This is one of my favourite views - of the heart of London itself,
as seen from Parliament Hill, one of the highest points of Hampstead
Heath. The tall buildings to the left are Canary Wharf. Then the cluster
in the centre is the financial quarter of the City, round the NatWest
tower. Then of the two lower buildings to the right, the lower one
is St Paul's Cathedral - still a great and proud landmark.
This is the other side of Parliament Hill, looking
toward Highgate, in the trees to the left. Here we see one of the
traditional Hampstead Heath activities, that is kite-flying, which
here we see in progress, with two kites visible in the sky