Hampstead Heath - a Luxurious Refuge Near London for Poets, Artists and Dreamers
الموقع: Hampstead Heath
العنوان: Hampstead Heath
Welcome to Hampstead Heath, a little corner of paradise where, one Sunday over a century ago, you could even see Karl Marx taking a stroll, along with poets, intellectuals and simple dreamers, all looking for a tiny refuge in which to enjoy a few minutes of silence. Around the park is the village of the same name which was a favourite destination for personalities like Sigmund Freud, T. S. Eliot, Robert Louis Stevenson and H. G. Wells. Hampstead Village was also home to writer P. L. Travers, author of Mary Poppins, who envisioned the roof of the Admiral’s House as home to the eccentric Admiral Boom. Hampstead Heath is also a perfect place for sports with a running track, an education centre, plenty of spaces created expressly for children, three wading pools and even a beach club.
A Journey in a Painting - William Hodges in Tahiti
It was 1772 when the British artist departed with Captain Cook to explore the Pacific. His paintings showed Europeans far-off lands for the first time, rife with exotic dreamscapes and an unquenchable thirst for knowledge.