Fayre and Square in Marylebone

Yesterday Marylebone celebrated its Summer Fayre.  My normal walk to the shops suddenly included a surreal collection of stalls, balloons, bands, dancers, carousels, a giraffe (fake: a person in a suit in the photo below) and alpacas (real: from Vauxhall City Farm).

At the same time, the London Open Garden Squares Weekend was in full swing, so I visited our local garden squares.  The photos below show the peaceful gardens of Montagu, Bryanston, Portman and Manchester Squares.  Normally you need to be a keyholder to get access to these squares.


6 Comments Add yours

  1. Kim in Fiji says:

    I LOVE the sculpture of the person emerging from the ground!!!


    1. Karolyn Cooper says:

      Me too. It’s sculpted by David Breuer-Weil, who said this about it –
      “The figure is deliberately sculpted in a craggy manner to resemble rough rock, suggesting the origins of Adam from the earth. The juxtaposition of the rough and smooth surfaces that compose the figure alludes to the sculpting process that we go through as humans in our evolution: whether in this life or the next. Across the body there are marks, drawings and scribblings that attest to the scars and lessons that are received and learnt throughout life.”

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      1. Kim in Fiji says:

        Thank you for the additional details. Makes me really want to see this in person some day.


  2. The garden pictures are so pretty! I would love to visit them some day.. would totally lose myself in there! 🙂


    1. Karolyn Cooper says:

      Thank you. These peaceful gardens are precious places in a big noisy city like London.


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