Sunday, 13 September 2015

Hampstead Village

Despre Hampstead v-am mai povestit. Highgate se află undeva la jumătatea distanței dintre Crouch End și Hampstead. Fotografiile de mai jos sunt făcute acum o săptămână când m-am dus să revăd La Cage Imaginaire.

Și un fapt divers de la Wiki: 
"Part of the London Borough of Camden, it is known for its intellectual, liberal, artistic, musical and literary associations and for Hampstead Heath, a large, hilly expanse of parkland. It has some of the most expensive housing in the London area. The village of Hampstead has more millionaires within its boundaries than any other area of the United Kingdom. [...] Hampstead has long been known as a residence of the intelligentsia, including writers, composers, ballerinas and intellectuals, actors, artists and architects — many of whom created a bohemian community in the late 19th century. After 1917, and again in the 1930s, it became base to a community of avant garde artists and writers and was host to a number of émigrés and exiles from the Russian Revolution and Nazi Europe."
Lista celebrităților care s-au născut, au locuit sau încă locuiesc în Hampstead este impresionantă: celebrul chitarist Slash, Sting, Benedict Cumberbatch, Liam Gallagher, Ozzy Osbourne, Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole, Judi Dench, Jeremy Irons, Ridley Scott, Liz Taylor, Cesc Fàbregas, Thierry Henry, Robin van Persie (ca să numim doar câteva).
 
Remember Flask Walk?