I mentioned in my 10 Happy Things post that I’d been for a walk in Hyde Park and I enjoyed it so much I really wanted it to share it with you guys.
London is such a fab city, in that we have so many parks and green spaces to bulk out the ugly skyscrapers and cement buildings that surround us. I love that wherever you live or work, you’re never far from a common or a secret garden. These hidden pockets of greenery are what keep us Londoners ticking over.
Especially for those of us who haven’t grown up in a city, and are used to having nature around us!
So, armed with my Canon 1100D, my trusty Zara tartan scarf (cos it is still chilly out there despite the sun!) and Rosie‘s (A Rosie Outlook) Forest Photography Tips, I left the office and ventured forth into the wild. And it was totally (almost) worth giving up my lunch break for!
Well hello there Mr Squirrel!
You talkin’ to me?
Hyde Park is HUGE. And there are people everywhere: sitting, talking, running, walking, reading, drinking coffee, doing push-ups… Yet there’s still always so much space. You don’t feel crowded. You can almost feel like you’re there alone. It’s just you, the green grass, the blue skies, the red Autumn leaves and the army of blood-sucking pigeons (I hate them so much).
It’s such a great way to de-stress.
Just taking the time to soak up my own thoughts, breathe in the fresh air, find interesting things to snap, play with my camera’s settings and just disconnect from social media and work for even a little bit.
I really need to start taking more of these walks and I definitely think I might try and do this route more often on my lunch breaks.
(Though next time, I’m taking a sandwich along with me!)