Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The best urban commute in the world?

Cycling to work yesterday morning I was thinking how lucky I am to have a commute in a big city that passes places like this:

And when I came home in the evening, I thought the same:

No it's not Africa; it's Richmond Park. Though we do have some genuine wildlife, albeit not particularly wild (also seen yesterday):

I really appreciate this kind of commuting when the rest of the day is spent computing.

Richmond Park is big: at two and a half thousand acres, it's three times the size of New York's Central Park and also three times as big as Hampstead Heath (which is not quite as big as Central Park). It's relatively peaceful during commuting hours, especially off the roads that cross it.

It's completely useless for jogging, walking and cycling, so please don't bother to visit.