We have been spared / To lift our faces up / For one more day / Into one more sunrise

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…”

9 responses to We have been spared / To lift our faces up / For one more day / Into one more sunrise

    • Caroline – Author

      Thanks for your comment! It is indeed, the gardens just make me want to have sunny, lazy days for the rest of my life…

      • I just want to have a picnic and read a good book on a blanket. : ) Oh, and put on a picnic dress – floral print or something.

      • Caroline – Author

        Oh yes, that sound just like me! The only thing that’s missing on our list would be a giant chocolate cake. 😀 (That would be the perfect 60s tea party!)

      • Caroline – Author

        Awww ❤ I won't be able to concentrate on any work anymore! : D

      • Day dreaming is a nice break 🙂 It’s too pretty outside to be stuck inside anyway.

    • Caroline – Author

      Thank you so much! I just checked out your blog and absolutely fell in love with the pictures of Cabot Trail. Well done! 🙂

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