Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.
Have to been? wonderfully landscaped thames barrier park. you can just about see the barrier itself. a feat of engineering, it was opened in 1984 to protect london from flooding. thames barrier park was designed by landscape architect allain provost (groupe signes) of paris and architects patel taylor of london. remarkably, the park was created on a site that once housed petrochemical and acid works on the thames riverbank. the contaminated soil was covered with a 6 foot layer of crushed concrete to protect the new soil laid on top. since its opening the park has won design awards in the uk and usa. #alondonthingtodo#thamesbarrier#thamesbarrierpark#london#urban#architecture#landscapearchitecture#engineering#park