Wednesday, 4 May 2016
Tuesday, 3 May 2016
Grade II listed, the 150 year old Italian Gardens can be found on the north side of Kensington Gardens near Lancaster Gate. The elegant Italianate pump house is surrounded by immaculate formal gardens, fountains and ornate cast iron railings. Story has it that the Gardens were a gift from Prince Albert to his beloved Queen Victoria. The Royal Parks, which manages the Italian Gardens says they "consist of four main basins with central rosettes, all elaborately carved in Carrara marble, and the famous Portland stone and white marble Tazza Fountain. These are surrounded by intricately carved stone statues and urns. The urns have five main designs - the Swan's breast, woman's head, ram's head, dolphin and oval."
Labels: More London parks
Thursday, 14 April 2016
|A number of houses in Glengall Terrace and Glengall Road, together with the attached porch railings, are Grade II-listed. Dating from around 1840, these houses were designed by Brighton-based architect Amon Henry Wilds. The Regency-style stucco facade includes Wilds' trademark ammonite details on a pillared porch, according to Oliver Jacques.|
Wednesday, 6 April 2016
A demonstration against the closure of the striking Carnegie Library in Herne Hill, south London. The Friends of Carnegie Library say the building "was closed by Lambeth Council on 31st March, to stand empty until it is converted into a fee-paying gym run by the leisure company GLL. No plans have been seen for the gym, nor has anyone applied for any planning permission to convert this Grade II listed building for this purpose."
Labels: More London museums
Tuesday, 5 April 2016
Saturday, 2 April 2016
An aerial view of the 18th century Palazzina di caccia of Stupinigi, which is about 10km south west of Turin. One of the Unesco-listed residences of the Royal House of Savoy in northern Italy, the grandiose hunting lodge was occupied Napoleon in the early 19th century.