Haggerston

Our trip to Cambridge was cancelled, so I spent the morning trying to make sense of Haggerston instead.   I had never been to Albion Square, laid out in the 1840s by Islip Odell, a brick-maker, and was surprised and impressed by its stateliness, its sense of municipal improvement, with drinking fountains and public gardens:-

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Royal Naval College

It’s years since I’ve been to the Royal Naval College in Greenwich, even though it’s so close.   It was reasonably deserted on a Sunday morning with grand echoing cloisters no longer housing retired mariners, but with musicians practising in the Trinity Laban Conservatoire and a few Japanese tourists exploring:-

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