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The Romantic Locations of One Day

Posted June 23, 2011 to photo album "The Romantic Locations of One Day"

From Scotland to Northern France, One Day’s 20-year saga visits some stunning locations.

Introduction
Edinburgh: Arthur's Seat
Paris: Café le Neamours
France: The Landscape of Brittany
France: Dinard
Paris: 11th Arrondissement
Paris: Canal St. Martin
London: Floridita / Metza
London: Hampstead Heath Lido
London: The Lady Chapel in Westminster Cathedral
London: Rio Cinema
London: Hampstead Heath Lido

London: Hampstead Heath Lido

In One Day, Emma swims at one of the celebrated art deco lidos on Hampstead Heath. First opened in 1938, these lovely pools were designed by architects Harry Rowbotham and T.L. Smithson, chief designers of the parks department. These and other beautiful art deco designs were part of a national campaign in the 1930s to encourage public health. Kenneth Cross, a leading architect of the time, made the pressing case for public spaces that endorsed fresh air, sunlight and exercises, as “an urgent and ever insistent national need.” For Emma, swimming at this graceful public space is part of everyday London life. In addition to this pool, Hampstead Heath, one of London’s larger parks, offers several outdoor swimming ponds, which have been used by brave bathers since the middle of the 19th century.