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cultural vandal | by maryann johanson

London photos: Garden Barge Square


One last square from the Open Garden Squares Weekend a couple of weeks ago. I saved my favorite for last. (Click here for a larger version of the photo above.)


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The Garden Barge Square near Tower Bridge is a group of residential barges that have been planted on their roofs and other outside areas. Lashed together, they form a glorious and very unusual garden park.


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Because these are residential barges where people live, the garden is not generally open to the public, so this was a unique opportunity to see what turned out to be one of the most wonderful places I’ve visited so far in my four and a half years in London.

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