"The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned." (Maya Angelou)
I've read about the Alms houses, nice that they are still there, an interesting part of history.
history sure abounds. Good of them to hold the history.
It was very interesting for me to get to know some information about the Alms houses...
Thank you so much for furthering my education.
I don't think I knew there were still Alm houses today. As a newer reader here, this is my first "cycle diary". I look forward to more!
Cycling has to be the best way to see the city.
Very informative post. I like to see that history is kept.
...it's nice to know that everything isn't being destroyed to build new boxes.
I really enjoy the travels around your part of the world.
Interesting thanks for sharing.
Nicely done! I didn't realize they still had Alm Houses.
Interesting, CiL. Like many of the others, I did not realize these places still existed and would have liked a bit more detail.
What fascinating history! Please take some more pictures next time, if you can!
Hi Mario - I didn't know about the district of Bakers Arms .. fascinating and I'm so glad the almshouses are recognised .. though I see Tesco has been pulling things down - but a multi-ethnic diverse population resides there ... wonderful place - I hope it doesn't lose its heritage - cheers Hilary
That sure is interesting. I was wondering... did you have to concentrate with the numbers? A while ago I met a French woman (it was in a bike shop btw). She spoke a very good German but then counted in French (lucky me understood and she wasn´t cheating ;-)...).Right and left side of the brain etc...
Holy crap. I had no idea that Alms houses still existed. I would have thought those would be long gone by now.
Wow, interesting. I didn't know Alms Houses still existed.
a great idea :)
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I always enjoy it when you "take us along" on your cycling trips and share historical tidbits with us, but this time, I believe you revealed a little something about yourself, dear Mario. :) In spite of the header quote about "the ache for home," I do believe you are as much of a proud Londoner as anyone who was born and raised there. (And you probably know more about the history, too!)
I didn't know about Britain's public housing being so old. A nice way to introduce us to your adopted city.
Oh, how I love the London Cycle Diaries. I learn so much with each one. Great job, as always, Mario!
What a neat way to find out history and places in another country! It's almost like being right there with you! Hugs...RO
Gosh, I remember Alms houses..... as a young girl I dreamed up all sorts of fantasies for them.