English Parks: Paved Areas

Figure 1-This is Steble fountain in downtown Liverpool. The photograph was taken in 1901, presumably during the summer.

We notice small paved areas without any greenery. These are not really parks, but need to be mentioned here as they are public areas and we have noticed groups of children sometimes playing there. This includes both squares and plazas as well as circles, commonly traffic circles. The best known plaza area is probably Trafalgur Square in London. The best known circle is surely Piccadilly Circus is in London. It is called a circus from the Latin which meant 'circle', the creason the term was adopted for the modern entertainment form with attractions in circles. There are similar such places in other major British cities. There sometimes were fountains which especially attracted children on hot days. The authorities varied as to the tolerance of children using these public spaces as play areas.


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