July 28, 2012
Grimy, Chaotic - London at Its Finest
Charles Moore, Daily Telegraph
Exactly 350 years before yesterday’s Olympic opening ceremony, on July 27 1662, Samuel Pepys took his wife by water from the City to Westminster. From there, she went off to say goodbye to her father, “and I to walk in the parke, which is now every day more and more pleasant, by the new works upon it”. “The parke”, of course, was St James’s Park, in which the canal had recently been laid and filled.
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