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Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens: The book by J. M. Barrie and illustrations by Arthur Rackham

The illustrations and some content of this post is courtesy of the Project Gutenberg-tm mission. This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away … Continue reading

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Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

The Peter Pan statue in Kensington Gardens led me on a quite remarkable story.  Do you detect a common theme here in the London postings?  Like many children, I grew up hearing the story of Peter Pan, albeit the US … Continue reading

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Italian Gardens

The Italian Gardens was designed by James Pennethorne in 1860.  Prince Albert and Queen Victoria holidayed at the Osborne House on the Isle of Wight (royalparks.org.uk), and being a “keen gardener” the Prince created an “Italian garden with large raised … Continue reading

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Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial

At the South Gate of Kensington Palace, and adjacent to the Memorial to Princess Diana, the fences are covered with tributes.  Flowers, photographs, signs, candles, and stuffed animals cover the fence along the walk.  Although we, as well as many … Continue reading

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The Albert Memorial in Kensington Gardens

Prince Consort Albert was the husband of Queen Victoria from 1840 until his death in 1861.  Having a passion for the arts, Prince Albert was the inspiration behind the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London.  The complete title was the … Continue reading

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