Sheep on Hampstead Heath, London

The City of London viewed from Parliament Hill fields

Sheep in the shade of the trees of The Tumulus on London’s Hampstead Heath, within sight of the city. The sheep are here for a week as an experiment, which may lead to more sheep and for longer. Apparently the first time there have been sheep on this traditional grazing land for more than fifty years. Their chosen location is a bit of a photographic challenge, as I wanted to show both the sheep and the city. Elsewhere on Parliament Hill Fields and Hampstead Heath, the classic views of the City of London remain but with ever more skyscrapers each time I go to look.

Note on the right of this view are The Shard, 95 floors, 310 m., now London’s highest building, opened to the public 2012, and St Pauls, 111 m., opened 1710 and the highest building in London until 1967.