This garden was laid out following the damage to the St. Dunstan in the East Church during the bombing in World War II. It’s a wonderful place to stroll through and is open to the public.
TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order.
Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance.
She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast (lesbianswhowrite.com) with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (iheartlesfic.com), a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
They did a great job with the place.
It’s amazing the walls are still there.
I’m surprised as well. And it amazes me how much damage was inflicted. We didn’t have this type of damage in the States (where I’m from) so it always shocks me to see place after place that was hit.
My city, Exeter, suffered dreadful damage in the blitz, thankfully the cathedral wasn’t hit too badly.
It’s amazing to me how much damage actually happened during the war. I read about it, but didn’t completely understand until I started seeing it with my own eyes. And this is decades later. Can’t imagine what it was like than. Glad to hear the cathedral survived for the most part.
I would like to visit this place – looks amazing 🙂
I hope you do!
Lovely that it was turned into a garden of the damage done in the war… marvelous…
It’s a nice way to remember what happened, but still makes it a beautiful spot.
So you’re going to think this is really weird, but here goes. I looked at this photo, and the first thing I thought of was Nancy Drew and the Moonstone Castle Mystery. I haven’t thought of that book in probably decades, but it was one of my favorites when I was a kid. This is how I pictured the castle grounds! Crazy, eh? Thanks for the blast from the past. I’d like to visit this! 😉
Oh man I used to love Nancy Drew. I would sit in my favorite rocking chair and read them. However, I can’t remember the individual stories. I keep thinking I should reread one, but I don’t want to ruin the memory. And nope, I don’t think you are weird at all.
Beautiful picture, TBM! It must be a pleasure to take a stroll there. Thanks for sharing this picture.
Next time I want to bring a book and sit and relax some. Thanks, Vishy.
Thanks sounds like a wonderful plan, TBM!
First word that came to my mind – Tolkien :). I love this shot!!
I can see that
Ruth thought about Nancy Drew and The Secret Garden came to my mind.
TBM, I’m traveling vicariously with you:-)
I’m glad to have you along 🙂
Lovely..kind of like a secret garden with a secret door which only the teenage heroine of this secret novel which is running through my mind, can frequent
it’s a serene spot amidst the hustle and bustle – wonderful shot!
I love finding these little gems.
This is an amazing picture. Love it.
Thanks, Caroline. It’s a beautiful spot in London.
Looks amazing and mysterious at the same time
Yes and for good reason.
Beauty and solemness all in one place.
I agree. Wars should not be forgotten and maybe one day we as humans will actually learn from them. I can at least hope we do.
Well said … but I don’t see the human ego allowing it.
Sad, but true.
What a lovely place!
What a great picture.
It is so beautiful
It looks amazing! Great shot!