This is the vintage car festival in the park, with cars, bikes, stall
vintage items such as clothing, household things and toys, and a small
funfair. There was music and dancing in the tents. All the cars were
spotless and perfect.
This tiny caravan is just right for children and teddies, but I think it
is probably used to tow the luggage. This is the green sweet shop
caravan, with all the old sweets that people remember.
This is an old Routemaster bus, they are still kept going by
enthusiasts. This more modern bus is being used as a snacks vehicle, the
This is the wartime Dig For Victory garden, and a shelter behind. In
this tent was lots of energetic dancing to wartime music.
All the cakes were made to wartime Ministry of Food recipes.
In the corner of the tent were lots of old-fashioned toys and posters on
how people could help the war effort.
These bikes would certainly get noticed going down the road.
Even more headlights, and I wonder if they ever have them all switched
on at once, it might be a bit dazzling for the other motorists.
We went to Alexandra Palace in north London. In front is a sloping green
with views over the whole of south London.
In the far distance we could see central London and the Shard spire.
Along the lower edge in front the building they have a very long row of
cottage garden flowers and we were there just in time to see the last
few in bloom. Most of the others had gone to seed. Round the back is a
park with a boating lake.
We found a seat round the back of the lake and had our sandwiches, and
watched all the pedal boats. It was very strange seeing floating cars.
The others were swans, dragons and this pink flamingo.
We went to Hall Place to get lots of flower photos for a video we want
to make. These are in the cut flower garden. The sweet peas are very
Then we went to the first rose garden and took a picture of every type
of rose. Then on to the other flower borders. These pyjama striped
petunias are my favourite.
Here is one of the gardeners trimming the topiary beasts that overlook
the main rose garden. On the way out we went back past the long row of
lavender. It was alive with very busy bees.
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