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Old June 24th, 2008, 05:53 AM   #1
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A walk through the wealthiest neighbourhood of London

These pictures were taken yesterday around Hampstead Heath, the largest ancient park of London, also my favorite neighbourhood in this city.

Historically, Hampstead was known as a culturally rich residence because many writers, composers, intellectuals, artists and architects used to live here, the most famous among them are Karl Marx, Charles Dickens, and Sigmund Freud. However in recent years it is becoming a popular home place for pop stars, Hollywood actors, Middle East billionaires, including Jude Law, Brad Pitt, Elizabeth Taylor, Kate Winslet and Bjork. The house price here as a result has been driven to sky high, some of the detached houses showed below can reach 20 million British pounds.

Hampstead is described by Mark Pevsner as "a large collection of roads and passages which don't go in straight lines, houses of different ages, many of them good architecture but more often it's just the way they fit together, full of nice vistas and surprises."








































































































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Old June 24th, 2008, 06:06 AM   #2
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Wow, wonderful people shots! The way they stand out in each photo is great.

And the neighborhood looks gorgeous. Thanks for the great quality photos.
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Old June 24th, 2008, 06:56 AM   #3
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I really wish that you wouldn't have put a dead squirrel in this thread. Otherwise, nice shots. I love Great Britain.
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Old June 24th, 2008, 07:04 AM   #4
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I really wish that you wouldn't have put a dead squirrel in this thread. Otherwise, nice shots. I love Great Britain.
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Old June 24th, 2008, 07:12 AM   #5
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is it really the wealthiest neighbourhood??

Anyway, great pics!!! ... especially the people shots
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Old June 24th, 2008, 07:21 AM   #6
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I always thought Knightsbridge/Mayfair was the wealthiest area. Nice pictures all the same though! The area is beginning to look a little featureless though with modern large houses there.
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Old June 24th, 2008, 07:22 AM   #7
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is it really the wealthiest neighbourhood??
It is one of the wealthiest indeed. If you look at the ranking of house price in London, Kensington in central London always occupies the first place, then it comes Regent Park. Heamstead is normally the third one.
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Old June 24th, 2008, 09:07 AM   #8
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I don't think I can look any further, I am green with envy :P

Your shots are incredible, the clarity is stunning, I hope to see more of them!
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Old June 24th, 2008, 09:30 AM   #9
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I used to work in Hampstead Heath, good times. Thanks for the photos.
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Old June 24th, 2008, 09:40 AM   #10
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I used to cruise the Hampstead Heath! One of George Michael's hang out spots too!
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I didn't know this was Bjork's suburb
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Gorgeous pix, and sooo atmospheric. What camera?

Hampstead is 3rd on the list but its houses are one third the price of whats at the top. Billionaires Row in Kensington (or was that Regents Park?) commands $200 million a house nowadays.
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Gorgeous pix, and sooo atmospheric. What camera?.
I use Nikon D200 and 17-55mm F2.8 to shoot buildings, these people pics were captured with 70-200mm F2.8
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Old June 25th, 2008, 10:19 PM   #14
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beautiful

i can't believe it's a part of the city itself! so green, such a village-like area!
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Old June 26th, 2008, 12:47 AM   #15
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Great area.

Great shots.

What camera/lenses are you using may i ask?
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Old June 26th, 2008, 05:10 AM   #16
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Is nice but to be honest it looks like normal suburbia in Australia, except some are by the beach.

Nice thoug, maybe I will do a thread on it for suburbs in Melbourne so you all can have a look.
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Old June 26th, 2008, 05:26 AM   #17
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^ I doubt normal suburbs in Australian can deliver houses anywhere close to these ones.. Most likely you are not paying attention to the size of the houses, quality of the roofing tiles and brick, windows, etc. These houses are comparable to those found in the richest neighborhoods in Canada -- certainly not the middle class ones.
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Old June 26th, 2008, 05:29 AM   #18
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We are fortunate to have houses of that calibre if not bigger we call them Mc Mansions and there are plenty of suburbs like these. The only difference is these houses are older. Canada housing is interesting they have no fences much like the USA, very odd.
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Old June 26th, 2008, 05:30 AM   #19
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:O I like the cars!!!! Too bad for the architecture...it just exudes old money, which means old fashioned!!! I can only imagine the interiors being completely gaudy
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Old June 26th, 2008, 05:51 AM   #20
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Is nice but to be honest it looks like normal suburbia in Australia, except some are by the beach.

Nice thoug, maybe I will do a thread on it for suburbs in Melbourne so you all can have a look.
Bear in mind that Hampstead is located in Zone 2 of London, which is very central as London has 6 zones. You can not compare a house in the center of a metropolis with a villa in suburban Australia, the land price is hugely different.

looking forward to your thead of Melbourne suburbs

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