Parks and Gardens, London

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    Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain

    by Toyin Written Jul 9, 2005

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    Favorite thing: As you walk the Hade park towards the Kessington Gardens, you will see this direction to the Diana Princes of Wales memorial fountain. It is a very somber and lovely park to walk. There are many tourists here all the time and what more, it is absolutely free. Below is the view from the park itself.

    Diana memorial fountain.
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    KENSINGTON GARDENS

    by Toyin Written Jul 9, 2005

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    Favorite thing: When in London, it is good to walk the Hade park and do the tours of the Albert memorial. It gives tourist an opportunity to get a closer look at the Frieze of Paranassus and other fine details of the greatest monument of the the Victorian era.

    Albert Memorial tours
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    Hade Park

    by Toyin Written Jul 8, 2005

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    Favorite thing: This park is right across the Royal Lancaster Hotel, and very wide and contains lots of interesting events and history. The Diana park is across the road from this park. I also have the futune of being around here for the concert for Africa. Making poverty a history in Africa.

    Fondest memory: The squrels and the birds, were a delight to watch.

    Hade Park - Lancaster.
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    Russell Square

    by daryll Written May 27, 2005

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    Favorite thing: No parks can compare Hyde Park or Green Park in London.

    Russell Square is small, but unique,just few minutes walk to the University Of London.
    Suitable for people watching, resting area nearby the British museum.

    Russell Square
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    Views across the Serpentine

    by easyoar Written May 7, 2005

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    Favorite thing: I had never really appreciated this view, despite crossing over the road bridge that separates Hyde Park from Kensington Gardens (and going over the Serpentine) on numerous occasions in the past.

    I don't know whether it was because it was sunset and it illuminated everything so beautifuly ot whether it was because I had a telephoto lens on my camera so I could zoom in well, but it makes a nice shot of London. You can see the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, the Wellington Arch and boats on the Serpentine.

    Fondest memory: Sunset overlooking the Serpentine.

    Sunset overlooking the Serpentine
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    Feeding the Ducks

    by easyoar Written May 2, 2005

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    Favorite thing: This isn't the average thing you might expect to do in London! However there are numerous parks and Hyde Park in particular has a huge lake (the Serpentine) on which you can boat and which also has numerous boats on.

    The ducks are extremely tame and are used to being fed, so they don't take much persuading if they see somebody standing at the waters edge with some bread!

    This picture was taken on the Serpentine in Hyde Park, just on the border with Kensington Gardens.

    Feeding the ducks at sunset
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    Benches in the Hyde Park

    by LanaFromRiga Written Apr 13, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Wooden benches in the Hyde Par are so fascinating. Most interesting thing I mentioned is people’s (poets, writers?) names with their birth and death dates and citations.

    Fondest memory: The citation of this bench is by Sheila Kaye: “Many friends. Many memories.” I liked it very much.

    The bench from Hyde Park
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    Soho Square

    by LanaFromRiga Written Apr 11, 2005

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    Favorite thing: It is the graceful and charming green lung of Soho. The Soho Square is the place to sit and people – watch.

    Fondest memory: When I was there, people enjoyed the exhibition of photography. So unusual place to exhibit photos.

    The Soho Square
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    Greenwich Park

    by LanaFromRiga Written Apr 4, 2005

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    Favorite thing: This is London’s largest park with a rand avenue, wide-open spaces, a rose garden and rambling, picturesque walks. It contains several historic sights, a café and a deer park called the Wilderness.

    Fondest memory: Beautiful panoramic view to London. Nice place for photografs. :-)

    Greenwich park
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    Hyde Park

    by LanaFromRiga Written Apr 4, 2005

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    Favorite thing: London’s largest (145 hectares) park. It’s a magnificent venue for open-air concerts, demonstrations and royal occasions.
    Open 5.30am-midnight, the underground station Hyde Park Corner/Marble Arch/Knightsridge/Lancastr Gate

    Fondest memory: Great place to feel like in a rural area, but in the centre of London.

    Hyde Park
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    Swans on the Pond

    by ATXtraveler Written Feb 23, 2005

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    Favorite thing: I was sure impressed at how beautiful and well kept all of the parks that we visited were. While we were walking through the parks, we came across many swans that were calmly enjoying the middle of this pond.

    The flora and fauna were definitely not expected in such a busy city!

    Enjoy some time sitting out and smelling the fresh air!

    Swans on Ponds in London
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    Flowers and bricks

    by ZanieOR Updated Feb 6, 2005

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    Favorite thing: There was so much to seen while sightseeing in London (and nearby Hampton Court) it was easy to miss the little things ... the architectural details, the unusual signs and different customs.
    When you get a chance slow down, sit down on a park bench, soak in the day, smell the roses.

    Fondest memory: I remember stopping to admire the juxtaposition of colorful flower against old brick ... a tiny, tiny symbol of the many, many lovely things in London. And the world.

    Flowers of June
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    a day in the park

    by maple_air Updated Dec 1, 2004

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    Fondest memory: When you want to forget the hustle and bustle of the city, and you want to just spend a few moments on your own, not to think about anything and just enjoy what that very moment has to offer to you....head out to the park. Which is just what i did one crisp november morning.....to St. James Park, just next to Buckingham Palace

    Buckingham Palace viewed from hthe park
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    Feeding the pigeons at Trafalgar Square

    by dixonchan Written Oct 25, 2004

    Favorite thing: Little girl feeding the pigeons. Trafalgar Square is probably most famous for the pigeons that flock here in huge numbers; although Red Ken has banned the sale of pigeon food.

    Fondest memory: Saw this cute little gal feeding the pigeons. Couldn't resist taking a snapshot...

    Feeding Pigeons

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    The summer on northern hemisphere is over

    by benazer Written Oct 7, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Now we count the falling leaves as we remember the hot carefree days of summer,
    now we start waiting for first snow and Chrismas ,already Chrismas cards in some shops.
    Days months will pass and once again Spring.................

    Fondest memory: All seasons has something interesting and pleasant in London,I shall wear my heawy overcoat and brave to cold winds...

    Autumn once again
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