From gyratory to square

On a recent city walk eastward we were pleased to find our way into this green public space – once a gruesome gyratory road, it has been re-developed as Aldgate Square. Such is the extent of transformation that Mr G who was born close by did not recognize where he was.

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Where until very recently traffic revolved around an unwieldy intersection, there are now lawns, raised planters, pleached Hornbeam trees (a favourite of mine) and a (rather ugly roofed) cafe building. Suddenly, snaking out of the brick tiling, appear intermittent jets of a parabola fountain. Like bent glass rods they arc down into LED lit points and I am mesmerized by them. Thank goodness the cafe’s facilities are for public use because water watching can have predictable effects.
Becky’s challenge this month #InthePink can be monochrome or colour, or even ‘tickled pink’ as I was with this fountain – it just has to be square!

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