Hemel Hempstead

All the elements of a New Town are here: high rise buildings downtown, a parking garage (circular structure), a park with a water feature (lake and fountain), and statuary (lower left) symbolizing family life.







Hemel Hempstead is located north of London in England.

It is a typical post-World War Two English New Town.

The downtown center consists of a series of high-rise office buildings coupled with a commercial center of stores and shops.







Automobiles are driven on the left-hand side of the street in Great Britain.

Round-abouts, or traffic circles, are often used at major intersections.  This "painted" round-about failed to work as a motorist drove right across the yellow circle.







Innovative architectural designs are often found in New Towns.

In this instance, an office building bridges over a major street leading to the downtown shopping area.