The Lovelace Courtyard

We had a small event at lunchtime today to unveil a plaque in the Lovelace Courtyard, designed by Gary Breeze:-


It celebrates the gift which made possible the design and planting in the space in between Burlington House and Burlington Gardens which used to be known as Nun’s Walk (the ghost of the nun is apparently no longer seen).   It’s a very simple design by the Belgian designer Peter Wirtz:  cobbles and grass and a semi-circular path;  but so satisfying as seen from the Weston bridge, a small bit of green space in the heart of the city:-




4 thoughts on “The Lovelace Courtyard

  1. Richard Bram says:

    Now I know what all the fuss was about.
    It was lovely to bump into you today, Charles, and to see Romilly as well, even though at a distance. I was having the sensors of my Leicas cleaned at the Mayfair shop and thought the RA the perfect place to kill a few hours. We’d seen “Oceania” last week but I wanted to spend a bit of time with the Renzo Piano which I did. the big surprise was the Bob & Roberta Smith show about his mother Deirdre, where I saw you. I was very moved by the whole thing as well as amused. I’m so glad I was there to see it.
    We got back from italy on Monday night, but kept a low profile. We’re off again this sunday for a full three weeks in Mexico – Oaxaca, the place we usually go. this time, as we’ll be there for a longer time, we hope to get up to Mexico City for a couple of days as well as go to some places around Oaxaca we’ve never visited. We’ll report back as we can.
    All the best,
    Richard Bram, Photographer Flat 2, Barge Wharf 94 Narrow Street London E14 8BP U. K. Tel: +44 (0)20 7987-1717 Cel: +44 (0)7767-251-985

  2. Jean Walker says:

    It was not quite finished when I saw it earlier this year so nice to see it in its completed state. It gives off such an aura of serenity, and the path the impression that it goes on forever.

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