U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry took his negotiations aimed at ending the crisis in Ukraine with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov outdoors Friday.
Kerry invited his Russian counterpart for a walk in the vast garden of Winfield House, the American ambassador's palatial residence in London.
Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs posted a photo of the pair kicking around a soccer ball as they talked.
The house, which was sold to the U.S. government for just a dollar after it fell into disrepair during World War II, is reputed to have the second largest private garden in central London, after Buckingham Palace.
A second picture posted by the Russian government showed Kerry and Lavrov taking advantage of the extensive grounds to talk one-to-one, far from their advisers.
The Russian Foreign Ministry showed its sense of humor with the tweet, saying, "Hope they will be back," as the leaders head off into the distance.