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Hyde Park - A Royal Park (Part 2)

By NEILMUIR1
April 19, 2011

Hyde Park crosses into Kensington Gardens which is another Royal Park and a mere 275 acres. It is quiet compared to Hyde Park, yet has a lot of beauty of its own. The Italian Fountains that were commissioned by Queen Victoria are very famous, as well as the Serpentine Gallery. On the south side is Kensington Palace, the London Home of Princess Diana, and Princess Diana's children's playground. But it also has the Peter Pan statue, which is much loved by all. Then I will double back through Hyde Park on the south side of the serpentine, and other places. I hope you will enjoy my long walk with me.

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Name: Cherie (Cece) Coogan
Southeastern WI zone 5a (Zone 5a)
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cececoogan
Apr 18, 2011 7:12 PM CST
I just read this and some of the pictures actually took my breath away. They are awesome. Thank you for taking me through and showing me all the wonderful things you have there. As I know it is not a easy task for these picture taking adventures.......I hope you realize just how honored I am that you take the time to do these things so that I too can see your beautiful parks.

Thank you once again. It is truly amazing sight to see.,


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Cherie
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Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Apr 19, 2011 1:27 AM CST
Dear Cherie, thank you for your most kind comments! The Articles my way, do take a lot of work as you say. But it is worth all of it when someone does appreciate it!
We do have a lot of Parks in the UK, every area has there own in fact. They are all free and are much used and loved. Because they were given to the people and are owned by the people in a sense (apart from Royal ones), they cannot be sold or built on. They are extensively used by everyone and are busy most of the time, especially with mothers taking their children to the Park.
Nearly every Park has sports fields of some sort, large grass areas and flower\shrub beds.
I know they are probably not as big as you have in the US, but at 350 acres that is big enough to walk a young child around. We have 1,471 Parks in London alone.
It is hard to think that the pictures you see are in the center of London, all the buildings have to go around the Parks.
Regards and Hugs.
Neil.
Name: Cherie (Cece) Coogan
Southeastern WI zone 5a (Zone 5a)
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cececoogan
Apr 19, 2011 5:00 AM CST
I don't know of any parks in the US, besides Central park in NYC, Oh we have Botanical Gardens here and there but at over 300 acres! I hardly think so. If there are I have never heard of them. I think it is great that you have so many beautiful parks and very generous of you to share them with us.
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Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Apr 19, 2011 8:23 AM CST
Dear Cherie, no problem and there is a lot more to see yet!
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Neil.
Name: Nancy or \"Hap\"
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Happy_1
Apr 19, 2011 9:50 AM CST
wonderful, Neil. So enjoyed the J maples the most.

XXOO

Nancy
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Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Apr 19, 2011 11:31 AM CST
Dear Nancy, you should see them in the Autumn\Fall now that is a sight!
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Neil.
Name: Linda Cartwright
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taters55
Apr 19, 2011 2:39 PM CST
Neil, this was wonderful to take a stroll with you again through your beautiful parks. Will there be a part 3?
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Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Apr 19, 2011 2:50 PM CST
Dear Linda, my legs still hurt from 1 & 2! No there will not be a part 3 yet. I am going to do Kensington Palace and the Italian sunken Gardens, then St. James Park and the other bit of Green Park.
That is most of the Royal Parks done in central London. I have already done Greenwich as 2 Articles and Dulwich as well.
There is no point going or trying to go into London until after the Royal Wedding. So I might find a lovely Kent pub and see if they will allow me to do one on that! Well that is my excuse anyway and I am sticking to it. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
I also need to do Leeds Castle as Cherie likes Castles, especially one with Gardens and an Aviary as well.
Each Article takes a lot of work as there is a lot of camera equipment to take and of course a budget to work on. Plus the weather.
Regards.
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Neil.
Name: Linda Cartwright
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taters55
Apr 19, 2011 2:53 PM CST
I can imagine all the work invloved, and we really appreciate your time and effort! I tip my hat to you.
Enjoy your time in the pub, and have a cold one for us please?
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Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Apr 19, 2011 2:58 PM CST
Dear Linda, I will have an extra on for you hows that? Plus if we go to Tenterden some scones, jam, and cream for an English cream tea!
Plus a steam train ride as well for me, of course.
If Sarah is lucky she can have her Roast Lamb for lunch!
Regards.
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Neil.
Name: Linda Cartwright
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taters55
Apr 19, 2011 3:44 PM CST
Well, believe it or not, I have never had a scone, but would love to try one. I need to find a good bakery and get one!
Train ride sounds really nice.
Hope Sarah gets her lamb roast!
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Name: Neil
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NEILMUIR1
Apr 19, 2011 3:55 PM CST
Dear Linda, the scones come straight out of the kitchen in the tea house still warm. Then you cut them in half spread some of there farm made butter on, Homemade strawberry jam, then loads of thick, farm cream! Of course whilst drinking a nice cup of tea! Trouble is they have a shop there and she disappears into that to buy stuff as well.
The church there is like all in the area as the bell tower or steeple is built next to it. This is because the ground is too soft to take the weight on top.
Sarah does like the steam train ride, but she prefers the one before Christmas as you get presents and sherry, plus mince pies as well!
No doubt she will get her Lamb.
Regards.
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Neil.


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