Her majesty’s Regent’s park in northwestern London is home to the biggest ducks you’ve ever seen, the London zoo, and a place where rich foreign people send their college students–Regent’s University of London. Its true that Regent’s is one of the most internationally diverse universities in the UK.
Actually, the park has much more to offer than just these things–it has multiple playgrounds, an open air theatre, bar, boathouse, sports center, and a grassy mound called Primrose Hill that looks out over London and holds a lively reputation through all four seasons.
The park itself blossoms pink in the spring with cheery blossoms. We visited in April when the weather was ripe with the feeling of summer. We couldn’t believe the culture of families and friends sprawled on the green lawns in and around the gardens and lakes, enjoying a bottle of wine and a baguette, truly enjoying each other. We lingered, observant and content, wondering if anyone would notice if we sat on the corner of their picnic blanket to listen in on lives far from our own.
And pardon my pictures of nostalgia from Somers town, where locals fill chairs at the corner pub and shop for necessities at the local Costcutter (no, not the hair salon).
- Ali feeling the nostalgia of visiting the neighborhood she lived in for a semester abroad.
- Walking around Regent’s park.
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