Three Greens

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Friday was beautiful and Dog insisted. You know how he can get. Lead crazy.

So it’s off on a circle to enjoy the three green spaces that form a crescent moon of a walk.

They are all different, all with their own character.

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Dulwich and Sydenham Hill woods are overgrown proper woodland, a last vestige of the Great North Wood that stretched across southern England before man and mechanics rendered it these small much loved acres.

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It is dog’s delight with its smells and sideshows, hidden burrows and shadow. Oh the shadows.

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Dulwich Park fulfills its purpose – it gives the well heeled a rather classy place to imagine they might be living in Kensington if the bonus had been bigger.

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For me the branded Lycra and toned arses are a small, if pert distraction from the trees.

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This park is an arboriculturist’s wet dream.

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And the yummy mummies and daddies of East Dulwich need somewhere to coach Tarquin and Grizelda in the art of snobbish indifference.

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If the woods represent the Greens and Dulwich Park the moneyed Tory then Bel Air Park, fancy name notwithstanding has a functional Essex feel to it.

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There’s a hint of a David Hemmings 1960 film to it, you half expect Reggie Kray to be exercising his Mastiff-Kalashnikov cross here amongst the football and ducks.

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And then it’s home for tea. South London in a nutshell.

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This is part of Jo’s Monday Walks

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published three books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars and Salisbury Square. In addition I published an anthology of short stories, Life, in a Grain of Sand this summer. A fourth book will be out soon. This started life as a novel in a week on this blog and will follow later this year. I blog about all sorts at geofflepard.com and welcome all comments. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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20 Responses to Three Greens

  1. Gosh, it’s a different world to west Wales!

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  2. Ritu says:

    I love your descriptions! !!!
    And the photos too!!

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  3. Good pics, and apt commentary

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  4. restlessjo says:

    Good to see your part of the world is just as oozy/squelchy as ours, Geoff. I can’t be sanctioning this north/south divide business. 🙂 Thanks for being green! (ahem- I mean walking with me, of course 🙂 )

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  5. FAB-u-LOUS! Spring, spring, where are youuuuu? o_O
    I’m jealous. Love the pictures. Thank you for sharing. It has been a nice romp.

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  6. What a great space for a walk. ☺

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  7. 😀 Tarquin and Grizelda 😀 Now you know that if I ever meet a Tarquin or a Grizelda I shall not be able to keep a straight face.

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  8. Dogs know where the best pictures are to be found. ( Nice he shared those thoughts)
    I really like the swirls of grasses in the last one with the shadow. Interesting composition

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  9. Judy Martin says:

    Thanks for taking us along Geoff It was like I was there right with you! 🙂

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  10. It looks like you weren’t the only ones enjoying the sunshine. Beautiful photos.

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  12. Enjoyed the meander and observations very much, a pleasant stroll and a good chat!

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  13. Lucky, lucky dog. But lucky lucky you to have such a fellow wanderer of the neighborhood. My dog passed away two years ago and we’re still mourning. Not ready for the next one, but when I see your post, I’m wondering about that. Thanks for the great inside view to your outside home.

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