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Follow, Follow, Follow the Path – Picture of the Day

Follow, Follow, Follow the Path – Picture of the Day

Picture of the Day, was captured during a recent visit to Richmond Park on a glorious Spring afternoon. At certain areas of the park, especially near the car parks and bike hire shop it seemed like half of London had decided to come out to play… people everywhere. However people are sheep and it wasn’t too difficult to find a less travelled path!

I heard a father say to his young son ‘What do we say,’ his son looked at him rather confused and said nothing, ‘when the sky is blue, and the sun is shinning we go out to play.’ This being London I feel sorry for the kid because if those are the only times he gets to go out and play he will be indoors a hell of lot!

Eventually I found my way to the Isabella Plantation, a truly beautiful ornamental garden featuring lots of trees, plants, flowers, a wee river and ponds… and it was packed full of people… lots of people. The garden was packed. I was just about to leave and return on a day when the sky wasn’t blue and the sun wasn’t shinning, when I came around a corner and suddenly there were no people.

I couldn’t believe it… suddenly there were no kids running around screaming, no people… nothing but nature and quietness. Everyone must have been following each other, walking along the same paths, stopping to rest in the same areas. For half an hour I stopped in clearing in amongst the trees and enjoyed my lunch… I was waiting for the bubble to burst and a coach load of excited tourists to turn up and fuck up the peacefulness… they never did!

Follow, Follow, Follow the Path – Picture of the Day

I’m not anti people, or a loner, I just don’t need to be surrounded by people every minute of every day, I’m not scared of my own company or enjoying a wee bit of solitude! Those who need to be surrounded by people all the time, those who are scared of their own company are the ones that are usually spending time with the psychiatrist trying to get their shit together!


  1. Couldn’t agree more – it’s bloody hard to find a bit of peace and quiet in London without some pesky kids or camera-manic tourists bombarding proceedings! This spot looks most tranquil…I’m looking forward to seeing some greenery this Easter weekend…

  2. I’m with you on this. I don’t need a crowd either. Quiet time is most welcome.

    Have a terrific day. 🙂

  3. Henry, it can be a hard task to escape wild kids and those tourists, thankfully it isn’t impossible though…

    Comedy Plus, exactly…