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Beautiful! I walked through while it was misting, and it was one of the most peaceful moments I had in London proper. A gorgeous and spacious park, full of dog walkers and joggers, and a little gallery space. I also saw a couple fall off of their motorbike on the north end of it, but that’s not quite as… uh… good.over 5 years ago
We wandered around Kensington Gardens and checked out:
The Round Pond – home to many ducks and swans. It is said that killing a swan is a crime punishable by beheading. They are so used to being fed that when we walked to the edge of the pond they swum over to see if we were going to toss some bread their way.
The Albert Memorial – a memorial to Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s husband. It’s an impressive monument with sculptures devoted to Europe, Asia, the Americas and Africa on each corner. Albie is seated facing south; a resplendent golden figure.
Peter Pan statue – this famous statue in Kensington Gardens was commissioned and erected by the author himself. J.M.Barrie wanted to maintain the air of mystery around Peter Pan so he erected the statue in the middle of the night. Apparently he didn’t even get permission from the local government or the gardens to do so.
More at fushmush.netover 6 years ago
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