The park across the street from me is a remarkably little known wonder of London. It was a glorious day today so, after a haircut at my old Parsons Green unisex "barber shop", and completion of some paperwork relating to next year's Neue Stimmen, I headed out for a 90 minute walk about.
Battersea's Victorian bandstand above is a handsome example - benefiting from the major restoration of the Park at the turn of the century. Much has happened to transform the park since I lived here before I left for Chicago in 1999.
Its a great thing to have on my doorstep. I lived in the country, in East Sussex, for more than 20 years - this is not a totally bad substitute!