The Lungs Of The City


London Skyline From Brockwell Park 1

Something I admire immensely about London is the beautiful balance that has been achieved between city and nature. It’s a wonderful achievement and such a gift. While walking through a  park I came upon this scene which I felt illustrated the balance so well. I pass it every day on my walk and it has become one of those special places and views I treasure. I can understand why the parks are called the lungs of the city. They are the breath through which the city finds its rest, life and vitality. I must say the scene looks a little different now with the advent of Winter –  still beautiful, but in a different way.


About Don

My name is Don Scrooby and I live in the United Kingdom. I have a deep love for nature and open spaces and one of my great loves in life is sketching, particularly in pen and water colour and occasionally in pencil. I’m quite new at the art and I sketch mainly from photographs I’ve taken, but also enjoy outdoor sketching. My sketchbooks, although no great shakes, are important to me and I decided to create my blog in order to share some of their contents with those who may be interested.
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26 Responses to The Lungs Of The City

  1. Val Boyko says:

    So true Don. Those planning folks have foresight and an appreciation of the living breathing and growing land around us.that it has survived the test of time is a testament to how Brits take responsibility for the balance of nature and preserving the past 🙂

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  2. I admire this too Don and it makes complete sense why I felt so energized when I was there. Your picture is a perfect reflection of this.

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  3. A beautiful view Don! ❤
    Diana xo


  4. seaangel4444 says:

    Gorgeous, Don! I love your description! Cher xo


  5. calvin says:

    Or where the few escape. With 8.5 million beings, green space is simply ‘good medicine’.

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  6. Hariod Brawn says:

    Two worlds in one – a beautifully framed composition Don.


  7. Dan Antion says:

    Great photo Don. I always like finding these places to escape into the grass and trees, even if just fr a few minutes while visiting a big city.


  8. nrhatch says:

    I avoid cities for the most part . . . preferring to stroll through grounded green. Glad you’re finding spots where nature nurtures you.


  9. Beautiful, Don. This blend of the city and nature makes me want to come back for another visit. You could be a representative for the visitors’ center! Well done!


  10. davecenker says:

    Maybe this is why I am so enamored with the idea of London. I suppose you could say I’d like to have my cake and eat it too. This is such a wonderful capture of the balance between nature and city, Don. And, it helps just as much to establish that balance inside. Thanks for sharing.


  11. This is such a beautiful shot!! 🙂 You are really talented!


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