Kensington Palace is not only a royal residence with centuries of history, it’s also the home of one of the most beautiful gardens and parks in London.
The area where Princess Diana once took her walks, where the royal park is shared between the borough of Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea, has now been refurbished and prepared for the challenges and advantages that London 2012 brings.
The moment some first sunbeams tickled my face in the morning, I jumped off the bed and knew how to spend some free hours. As London is all covered in advertisements of the new Palace gardens right now, I simply couldn’t resist them and the buildings that looked very much like the palace I terribly desired to live in (as a princess, obviously!) at the age of 13.
I was very surprised by its enormous size which made it possible to have less frequently used places as well as huge field-like places where there’s one sun lounger next to another. In fact, I was so astonished by all the pretty flowers, monuments, trees, lakes and roundabouts, that my all-time favorites Hampstead Heath and Hyde Park may have to take a step back…
By the way, the heading is an extract from a poem of the Art on the Underground campaign. I loved the thought that one more day is regarded as one more sunrise rather than another “one of these never-ending, ever-tiring, all-the-same days I just want to go by as fast as possible…”