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Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Carlton House Terrace Gardens


So Sharon the next place you are visiting is Carlton House Terrace Gardens.  Originally part of a Royal Deer hunting park and later part of King Charles II's garden.  The original Carlton House was the London residence of the Prince Regent until George IV.  The house was demolished and street redesigned by John Nash who replaced it with a series of smart houses for those of the highest social rank.

Today they are all private gentlemen's clubs.
In one corner of the garden stands the statue of the Grand Old Duke of York.

That nursery rhyme stuck with me for the rest of the afternoon!

Oh, the grand old Duke of York,
He had ten thousand men,
He marched them up to the top of
(Everyone stands up)

The hill and he marched
Them down again. Everyone sits down
And when they were up they were up.
(Everyone stands up)

And when they were down they were down.
(Everyone sits down)

And when they were only half way up,
They were neither up nor down.
(Everyone half-way up)
(repeat)

7 comments:

Angie said...

And now everyone can sit still & take it easy!

Mike Biles said...

Love it!

Luis Gomez said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Lady Lilith said...

Wow. Looks like a great place to enjoy a nice walk.

Sharon Anck said...

The name Carlton House sounds familiar to me for some reason.
These look like the places that run along the other side of Green Park. I always admire them when I walk through Green Park and sometimes I can peek in the windows and see beautiful chandeliers.
I love that beautiful green park-like lawn.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful!

That's a nursery rhyme I've not heard of.

Babzy said...

i got the nursery rhyme in mind now ... ;)

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