This is the story of the area I live in, Hampstead Garden Suburb in north London.
My neighborhood was planned at year 1907 by a woman called Henrietta Barnett,
an English social reformer. She wanted to setup a model community with people
of all classes living together in beautiful houses set in very green area.
The houses and flats represent the best of English domestic architecture of the
early twentieth century. Today, the area looks just the same as it would look 100 years ago.
If you ignore the cars, of course. The streets are quiet,
filled with trees and at night you can hear the owls cry.
Sometimes I feel like live in a small village, in the nature. Not in the big smoke.
As I take lots of walk with the pram (I have a 9 months old baby at home) I can’t seem
to stop taking photographs. Many houses in the suburbs have special character, some have wild colorful gardens, climbing plants on the walls, it is well known that the English people love gardening.
Here are some pix from my walks: