The Buddha of Gurdon Road
Gurdon Road, SE7
It’s an unassuming little Victorian end of terrace house with its own little Zen garden, quietly tucked behind a screen of willow trellis. The gatepost has this delightful little head – I don’t know which god it is – but it looks peaceful and that will do for me.
Behind, in a little gravel area, is another cross-legged god (I’m assuming it’s Buddha, but my ignorance level is high here…) surrounded by miniature bamboo in pots and, in the summer, one of those little shiny roller-ball fountains. At the moment, it’s tucked up in bed for the winter, so try taking a look in a few week’s time when Spring looks a bit more likely than now.
A little bit of peace in a Charlton garden. Ahh.