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Aug. 31st, 2007 | 01:28 am
posted by: darianova in hidden_london

I thought it was a right photo for this community.

It's Postman's park situated in the heart of the City. A peaceful green oasis in the chaos of concrete. I first came across it in the film Closer. And it took me a while to find it in the maze of office buildings. Nobody around seemed to know the address or just anything about it. The park was the idea of the painter George Frederick Watts who disliked the upper classes and wanted to celebrate people who may otherwise have been forgotten. Its name celebrates the postmen who work in the prinicpal London post office and the former sorting office in King Edward Street. A wall in the park has 34 hand-painted tiles paying tribute to everyday people who sacrificed their lives helping others.


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The Unusual Suspect

Very appropriate.

from: ross
date: Aug. 30th, 2007 11:50 pm (UTC)

Postman's Park is here, for those looking.

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How weird

from: whatisbiscuits
date: Aug. 31st, 2007 09:24 am (UTC)

I was there a couple of weeks ago, and also took pictures of that fountain! And of the tiles, I shall post some photos of them once I'm not late going to Cornwall for a wedding...

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from: polocrunch
date: Aug. 31st, 2007 01:39 pm (UTC)

The film Closer was a terrible, terrible film but at least it gave us this park.

Hello, by the way. I was directed here from the london_uk community and look forward to future postings.

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