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The Grand Entrance

19 Mar

The Grand Entrance

This was taken on the same night as the previous image; it had taken me a while to scout around for great subjects to shoot and I’ll be back here on better days . . .

The cut off (and blown) building on the right is Apsley House and apparently has a great history. For over 200 years, it used to be known colloquially as “Number 1, London” because it was the first house encountered after passing the tollgates at the top of Knightsbridge on their way to London. It’s one of the subjects that deserve another look in better light (and weather).

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The Grand Entrance to Hyde Park, at Hyde Park Corner next to Apsley House, was erected from the designs of Decimus Burton in 1824-25.

It consists of a screen of handsome fluted Ionic columns, with three carriage entrance archways, two foot entrances, a lodge, etc.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyde_Park%2C_London

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