Kilburn

As much as I like walking around my favourite parts of London, it’s always nice to discover new places. Today I have a meeting in Kilburn, which is in north-east London, and I thought I should take my camera with me, since I haven’t been there before and I might not go there again.

The Jubilee line takes me to the Kilburn station, from where I start my rather short walk around the area.

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Fruits and vegetables seem to be everywhere – I’ve come across a good few stalls like this. So the air smells nicely and sweetly of summer fruits: peaches, cherries and watermelons. Occasionally it also smells like weed smoke, but that’s a whole different story, I guess.

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There is this interesting piece of street art right across the road from the tube station.

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Kilburn High Road is really crowded with all sorts of little shops, cafés, pubs and other establishments.

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And that’s what the houses look like in this area. Architecture-wise they are quite nice, but it is the colour that makes them look somewhat dull, at least to my taste – I guess, I’m just too used to the red brick houses in my part of London.

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I only realise that I’ve been walking in the wrong direction for a bit when I find myself in the middle of a residential area.

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This part of the residential area doesn’t look anything like London to me.

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On my way back I notice a couple of interesting-looking beer places.

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As I Googled what there was to see around the Kilburn station before leaving home, I found Kilburn Grange Park, so I was really determined to visit it. The park looks nothing special at the first glance – there is a large open area, a playground, a basketball court and some other sport facilities.

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But then I notice this little rose garden.

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There are roses of various sizes and colours here and I notice some people examining them very carefully, discussing them and even naming their classifications, which sounds really impressive.

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Pay attention to the animal that woman has on a leash – it’s not actually a dog, but a ferret!

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And here are a few more pictures of the beautiful rose garden.

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