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Monday, 23 November 2009

Battersea Park Boating Lake

One of the newest of London's great parks. Battersea Park was officially opened by Queen Victoria in 1858. A place for the ever expanding population to chill-out. Here you could fight your duels, play sports hold markets or take the family for a breathe of fresh air.

During the war much of the park became allotments, allowing people to feed themselves. Since the 1980's with the aid of government grants the park has gradually been brought back to it's Victorian grandeur.


12 comments:

Rambling Round said...

Sounds so relaxing!

Celine in London said...

I love the battersea park! especially the pagoda!

B SQUARED said...

I love it, 150+ years old and one of the 'newest' parks.

Ivy said...

Hopefully the family isn't getting that breath of fresh air nest to the duels. What a great park.

Asta said...

Hi Mo,

It looks like a place worth visiting!

Best regards
Asta

Ruela said...

My House!!!

Babzy said...

With the crisis they should turn the Park into allotments !

Rolf said...

lovely

Amy said...

looks lovely and calm :-)

Peter said...

The Victorian grandeur sounds really nice, at least for a park!

Jenny Woolf said...

Battersea area could do with some allotments though. It is so therapeutic to grow things! or at the very least maybe they should try out GreenGym there like they do on Hampstead heath.
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徵信社 said...

I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.
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