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part of a small rebellion | by maryann johanson

London photos: leafy suburbia in Zone 2


If I hadn’t taken this photo myself, I would refuse to believe that this is in the heart of London. It’s a gated community — gated to vehicles, not to pedestrians — in between Highgate Cemetery and Hampstead Heath. London simply does not look like this; this looks more like the Hollywood Hills. It was a literal bit of culture shock to come across this area.

(Click here for a larger version.)

Evidence: you can see the BT Tower and the Eye in the skyline here:


Easier to see in a larger version of the image.

Gates also mean no buses, which goes an extra step toward keeping out the riffraff. Some riffraff, like me, however, are happy on foot.

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