Victoria Tower Gardens Playground [LONDON, UK]

Location: Millbank, London, UK  [MAP]
Designer: The Royal Parks Landscape Architect
Project Type: Playground, Public Space
Completion Date: 05.2013
Visited: 11.06.2013

Victoria Tower Garden

Walking past the crossing of Lambeth Bridge and Millbank Road, we carried on walking along the riverside. We climbed the steps to be surprised by indigo and violet flowers, lit by the dusk.

过了Lambeth桥和Millbank 路的路口,我们决定沿着泰晤士河的河岸一直走下去。刚走下台阶,就看到深蓝浅紫的各色小花,星星点点,点亮了黄昏,点亮了台阶下这片幽谧的小园,点亮了一份内心的惊喜。

dance chimes

“Re, Do, Fa, Mi, Sol, La, Si, Do, Da…” a simple, disconnected but wonderful pitch of music draws you in to see what is behind the spiral memorial wall. Ah, the dance chimes! Can not wait to show off my free style dancing skill!

“唻,哆,发,咪,唆,拉,西,哆。。。”断断续续的音阶,清脆的从纪念墙的另一侧传来,让人忍不住立刻去看究竟。啊!原来是“舞蹈的风铃”。九宫格的键盘,每一格是一个音符,演奏一曲,浑然一段自由的舞蹈。

victoria gardens playgroundIMG_2797victioria tower gardens tyre swing

A touch of the water and sand, the texture of the timber boardwalk brought peace to me. They reflected the River Thames and somehow I felt moved by the early summer wind. As a nature play area, these elements encourage children to play in the sand, to feel the water, to climb on the stone and to explore the view which hides behind the wooden trunks. Different height of seating offers choices for different age groups of children and parents.

浅水细沙木栈道,描述着旁边的泰晤士河,平静了我的心。隐约间觉得时间在夏季的晚风中来回摇摆。

victoria tower gardens playground tyre swing

As I swung on the tyre, everything became blurred. I imagined the site full of giggling children, although I did enjoy the quiet version of the park!

This natural playground was just finished in May 2013.

我们跳上旋转的秋千,一切变得模糊。虽然享受着此刻这小小游乐园的静谧,我却清楚的看到它,满场欢笑的孩子奔跑的样子。好像有一个开关,可以把这个上个月刚刚建好的小园,在舞台和休息场来回切换。

http://www.royalparks.org.uk/about-us/play/playground-refurbishments-and-consultations/victoria-tower-gardens-playground-refurbishment

© The Secret Garden Atlas, 2013

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