I went for a "little escape" this weekend.
Here's my quick Saturday agenda:
- Kenwood House - This stately house and its estate is located at the northern part of Hampstead Heath. This was featured in films such as Notting Hill and Sense and Sensibility. It also houses a collection of paintings which includes a Rembrandt self-portrait.
- Hampstead Heath - A really massive park that is more "countryside" than green spaces typical of London city parks. If you want to truly detach from urban life without going very far from the city, this is the 'heath' for you. Think hilly, sometimes forest-like, grassy trails and ponds (like the one pictured above).
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Some of my favourite paintings from the Kenwood House
|The Guitar Player|
|Self-portrait with Two Circles|
Can you see them --- the two circles? Is there a deeper meaning to this self-portrait?
|Innocence in both faces|
I want a personal library like this!!!
Now, let's go outdoors!
|Just look at those eyes. He wanted his mom/dad to witness his small victory, i.e., "Got the big ol' stick! Yay!"|
|Caption from my Instagram: The things you discover when you snap now and crop later...I was so tempted to crop you out, haha, but eventually decided not to. Thanks guys for sneaking in this postcard-perfect shot of the prelude to British summer!|
|The Parliament Hill, which lends a good view of the city, is on the southeast end of the park.|
|About 20,000 steps later (literally)...|
Bye for now, dear. Enjoy the rest of the day! :)