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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 1:15 PM CST
|Does bring back a lot of memories, and such a lovely place.|
Apr 12, 2011 1:23 PM CST
|Dear Muriel, thank you for your comments! Part 2 will be out shortly with Kensington Gardens as well!|
Doris is OK, which is good news!
Apr 12, 2011 2:20 PM CST
|Dear Muriel It is great news, she is not 100% but just have to rest up a bit!|
How is Mandy?
Apr 13, 2011 11:26 AM CST
|Mandy is fine, mind you what with my aches and pains and her bad knees, it was a creeking gates every few minutes, We shopped till we drop't, then had a drink in The Magna Carter Pub.|
Tomorrow we will go again but this time go to the Olde Worlde Sweet shop, just like we were kids, all in jars, shops getting ready for the Royal Wedding, so Mandy would like to take some photos of them, and some shops have Easter windows so pretty.
Apr 13, 2011 12:00 PM CST
|It is great as I have have some Hot Cross Buns and Sarah can' eat them!|
Apr 14, 2011 10:36 AM CST
|Mandy started home at five pm, we have had a good couple of days together, and she spoilt me, which was nice.|
Cold here today.