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A few minutes walk from the overground station at Hampstead, this is one of thirty ponds on the heath. Overlooked by a row of houses this is one of the larger ponds and is a nature reserve.

Hampstead-Pond

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Adapted from a plate from British History Online this sketch shows Pond Square with Moreton House and  15 South Grove, this shows how the square once may have looked. The village was then even more typical with pond(s), pubs and churches. Painted as part of an ongoing project.

Pond-Sq-with-pond

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The Dale Chihuly glass sculptures are magnificient and colourful. But in the Lily House the white ‘blooms’ showed the newly flowering lilies to perfection and the reflections of the sculptures in the water made for an interesting backdrop. More to come….

Lilies-with-three-buds

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It’s a formal park with a small zoo, a popular cafe and two ponds. The lower pond is probably less visited but is an attractive wooded space.

Golder's Hill Pond

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A sunny day by Kenwood Pond. There was already one artist there by its side. A favourite spot.

Kewood Pond in November

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Light, even if cold, is fine for February!

Light-of-day

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The Iveagh Bequest puts the paintings in Kenwood House on a par with the Wallace Collection. But the grounds are far more extensive……

Pond2

 

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