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Hyde Park is the largest green space in central London at just over 350 acres. It is now famous for the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain, and other things associated with Princess Diana. However its history is immense as it is known to go back before the Norman invasion in 1066. King Henry VIII then got the land off the canons of Westminster Abbey in 1536 and kept it as a deer park and hunting ground for himself. King Charles I in 1637 finally opened it to the public. It also hosted the Great Exhibition in 1851 in the infamous Crystal Palace. This was then moved to Sydenham Hill in southeast London; and the area became known as Crystal Palace. The Crystal Palace burnt down on November 30th, 1936 Please come with me on a walk around one of London's Great Royal Parks.
Apr 12, 2011 8:19 AM CST
|Thank you so much for taking us along on your walk. The park is beautiful. I love all the colors and it looks so peaceful. Camelias are very popular in La where I am originally from and I had no idea they were in the same family as tea.|
Apr 12, 2011 10:18 AM CST
|Dear Cheryl, I am glad you enjoyed it now I hope to see you in Part 2!|
Apr 12, 2011 12:08 PM CST
|You can count on it!|
Apr 12, 2011 12:18 PM CST
|Thank you Cheryl!|
Love from Peter Pan.
Apr 12, 2011 12:21 PM CST
|How cool is that! I really liked the one for Princess Dianna with the big bird. It is beautiful.|