Quotations from Virginia Woolf, often (but not always) linked to flowers, usually inspired by what is in bloom, and accompanied by my photos and artwork or that of friends. (Quotations are from the standard American editions: mostly the annotated Harcourt Brace series edited by Mark Hussey)
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Closed Sqaures: June 24, 2015
Mecklenburgh Square Gardens, still private
Some fortunate people during this hot summer have found a moment's respite under the shade of the trees in one of the London squares. Many of them will leave town in August and September; but the gates will remain locked and the gardens unused. The sensible and humane suggestion is now made that the squares should be open during August, and perhaps part of July and September, to some of those who would otherwise have no place to walk or sit but in the streets.
Letter to the New Statesman and Nation, 24 June 1933.