TQ2780 : The north side of The Serpentine

taken 7 years ago, near to Marylebone, Westminster, Great Britain

The north side of The Serpentine
The north side of The Serpentine
In 1730 Queen Caroline, wife of George II, ordered the damming of the River Westbourne in Hyde Park as part of a general redevelopment of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. At that time, the Westbourne formed eleven natural ponds in the park. During the 1730s, the lake filled to its current size and shape. Originally the lake was fed by the River Westbourne entering at the Italian Garden at the north-western end of the Long Water, which is the name given to the western part of the Serpentine. The Westbourne ceased to provide the water for the Serpentine in 1834, as the river had become polluted and it is now supplied from water pumped from the Thames. The tower on the right is Knightsbridge barracks.
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TQ2780, 784 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 21 March, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 22 March, 2012
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  Lakes, Wetland, Bog 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2733 8009 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.3244N 0:10.0062W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2712 8014
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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