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Tuesday, May 08, 2007

the Chelsea Physic Garden

The Chelsea Physic Garden was founded by the Society of Apothecaries in 1673 in order to promote the study of botany in relation to medicine, then known as the "physic" or healing arts. It is a most restful place (as you can see) and has only recently started opening regularly to the public.

Just along from the Royal Hospital, it is a small haven. Step in here and you can almost see those intrpid exporers bringing back their trophies from a trip fraught with mystery and danger.

If you are interested in plants, their medicinal uses or the way that plants weave in and out of the fabric of our lives, you really should visit.

Oh yes, we had a bit of a family macro-fest, too. Here are some of the results (<1%)

posted by Ham at 00:03 -- Comments here: 9

Comments on "the Chelsea Physic Garden"

 

Blogger Olive said ... (03:00) : 

wow i wish i was sitting there right now! Instead of in my room with piles of books and essays that I should really be reading...

 

Anonymous NiC said ... (08:13) : 

Macro eh? Looks interesting ;)

 

Blogger pusa said ... (08:35) : 

this reminds me of that bench at the park in the movie notting hill, so romantic

 

Blogger lynn said ... (09:13) : 

Your avatar looks older than you are, Olive.
That seat looks so peaceful, Ham.

 

Blogger Carlos said ... (09:14) : 

Peace and quiet hmm! I need some of that. Thanks for the good tip and the impressive map view, Ham.

 

Blogger Olive said ... (14:05) : 

it does look like that bench pusa! I was just thinking the same thing...
lol lynn, im not THAT young... Although still can't drink in the US :)

 

Blogger lynn said ... (15:39) : 

that's young. Take it from me. lol.

 

Blogger Miguel Angel Servell√≥n said ... (14:18) : 

It is a very beautiful photography, congratulations

 

Blogger Gerald England said ... (10:46) : 

what a greta place for a snooze

 

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