Tour de Wimbledon

Wimbledon Winners 2017
Wimbledon Singles Winners 2017

Last night I was watching one of the longest tennis matches in Wimbledon history. I was rooting for the American John Isner

Isner
Isner

and was more engaged this year because of my visit to my new best friend, Tracey, in Wimbledon last October. No I didn’t see any tennis but I did run about 8 miles in the village with my destination to the stadium.  Stopped to take in the scenery along the way. Calling it my Tour de Wimbledon Run!

Wimbledon Scoreboard 2017
Wimbledon Scoreboard 2017
Art Embedded in the Stadium Wall
Art Embedded in the Stadium Wall
ModernTennis Artwork
Modern Tennis Artwork
Peak into the Stadium
Peak into the Stadium
Horse Power
Horse Power

Celebrating 132 Years of the World’s Oldest Tennis Tournament. No pictures on the tour. Onward to the Village and to Explore the charms of Wimbledon, I stopped by the local tile boutique, Topps Tiles, and chatted with the proprietors. Interestingly they really wanted to talk politics. The United States economy affects every country in the world. I just wanted to view their tile trends! We promised to keep in touch and to mention their store in my post. Such a friendly encounter.

Tile Store Proprietors
Tile Store Proprietors
Trendy British Tile Patterns
Trendy British Tile Patterns

Also in the Village was an interesting and elegant radiator store beautifully decorated.

Radiator-Store
Radiator-Store

The lighting store with both vintage and modern items was equally intriguing.

Lighting Store
Lighting Store

 

Wimbledon Dining
Wimbledon Dining

 

The Alexandria Pub
The Alexandra Pub

On the run to Cannizaro Park I stopped to take pictures of the beautiful October flowers.

Exquisite English Flowers
Exquisite English Flowers
Autumn-Florals
Autumn Floral
Autumn Color
Autumn Color

 

Flowers in the Village
Flowers in the Village

Through the Alley of my namesake to see Hotel du Vin Cannizaro which has the most beautiful lush setting on the park.

Wright's Alley
Wright’s Alley!

 

Hotel du Vin Cannizaro House
Hotel du Vin Cannizaro House

 

Sweet Little Herb Garden
Sweet Little Herb Garden on the Grounds

 

Aviary
Aviary

The aviary, which is a very popular attraction in the park, especially with children, was built in 1976.

Birds in the Aviary
Birds in the Aviary

Running back to my friend’s flat I stopped to capture this photo of Sacred Heart. The Cathedral, of course, is where the Wimbledon Grand Slam is held every year and every year it comes with a set of traditions that are worthy of the place. No, not the church…the stadium!

Wimbledon Cathedral
Sacred Heart Wimbledon

I visited one of the preserved windmills at the end of the commons but unfortunately did not take any photos. Someday I hope to go back and also see a tennis match! Thanks to my friend Tracey for inviting me to visit and providing the most memorable experience. Whether or not you are a fan of tennis, hopefully you’ll feel a little closer to the tournament after this little Tour de Wimbledon. Here’s to tomorrow and the Champions of 2018! No spoilers yet!

 

 

 

 

 

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