Sunday, April 08, 2007

Welwyn Garden City

Welwyn Garden City, as its name suggests, is a garden city, founded by Sir Ebenezer Howard in the 1920s following his previous experiment in Letchworth Garden City, and designed by Louis de Soissons. Howard had called for the creation of new towns - of limited size, planned in advance and surrounded by a permanent belt of agricultural land - as a role model for lower-density suburban development. Howard believed that such Garden Cities were the perfect blend of city and nature.
Looking over Welwyn Garden City to the north.

Welwyn Garden City centre.

Welwyn Garden City Station.

Trains from this altitude look like toys.

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