Tuesday, 17 March 2009

The Number 3 Route

16 March and Spring is here. Linda and I decided to go from Crystal Palace to Oxford Circus, rather than the other way round so I made my way to Elephant and Castle, noting the Faraday Memorial in the middle of all the traffic; then I caught the 363 all the way, collecting Linda as we passed the Forest Hill Tavern (This may be the moment to say that while the routes will be followed in order, we feel it is legitimate to scoop up other, later routes in passing, like the 68 last time and now the 363)
Passing Peckham Library always makes me think
of Damilola Taylor
We were at Crystal Palace by 11.00 and decided to take a walk around the Park before heading
onto the 3. It was all looking very springlike, though a little dilapidated. It seems a pity that the Sports Centre should be allowed to decay. particularly with the Olympics approaching.
Then it was back up the hill and onto the 3. The journey back took just over an hour, passing through the leafy areas of Dulwich, with beautiful magnolias and cherry trees, and then on through Brixton to pass the Museum of Garden History before crossing Lambeth Bridge (the River looking at its best, and the Duck Tour again!)
And so to Oxford Circus after a journey of about 70 minutes for a cup of coffee in John Lewis. For real obsessives, follow this link, click on the map of Crystal Palace Parade, click 'wizard', and be amazed!

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