Saturday, September 20, 2008

Refuge from the City - Kensington Gardens

With the rush of the city and the worries of everyday life there are times when one just needs a little break from it all. Fulton J. Sheen once said, "Leisure is a form of silence, not noiselessness. It is the silence of contemplation such as occurs when we let our minds rest on a rosebud, a child at play, a Divine mystery, or a waterfall." The first time I entered Kensington Gardens I noticed the great amount of people who were just taking a break. The following pictures are just a few examples of ways you can escape from the city.
You can escape the city by visiting the Sunken Gardens.

Or take a stroll beneath some HUGE trees like the gentleman in this picture.

There are also fountains and ponds where you can sit (or stroll) and reflect on anything you desire!
The grass in some areas of the park has been allowed to grow longer than the rest to create the sense of a more rustic park . . . so if you don't have time to drive out to the countryside then come visit the "wild side" of the park and you can almost imagine you have left the city entirely.

There are also many opportunities to bird watch while in the park, as demonstrated by the woman in this picture.

If you need an outlet for your pent-up aggression why not try a game of football like these young men.

Enjoy a few minutes wandering through the flower gardens and enjoying the beauty and color of nature.
Or, if all else fails . . . take your puppies on a walk. They even have doggie drinking fountains!!!

No comments: