Friday, 21 August 2015

flamingo roof garden | holland park

Emblema CCVIII Buxus

Alciato's Book of Emblems

Emblem 208
The box tree

The box tree is always green and has a curly head. From it is made the reed pipe with its uneven harmonies. It is suited to tender delights, and is a tree for lovers -- it has a pale colour, and every lover is pale. 

Saturday, 15 August 2015


house of the four winds

dry fountain

blue bridge

shepherd's monument

 anson's cat monument

chinese house

red bridge

Wednesday, 12 August 2015


  1. Take the guide's arm and hold it gently but firmly just above the elbow, with the same grasp you would use to hold a glass of water (thumb on the outside of the guide's arm, and fingers on the other side, nearer the guide's body). This grip will allow you to receive the greatest amount of feedback from the guide's movements.
  2. The grip should be firm enough so that you don't lose contact with the guide, but not so firm that the guide is uncomfortable.
  3. If you use a cane, take the guide's arm with your free hand.
  4. Tell the guide if his or her pace is too fast for you. It's important that you walk at a pace that is comfortable for both of you. 

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