Hyde Park is one of largest the Parc S of the center of London, in England, like one of the eight royal parks of London. It is also one of the district of Westminster to London. It is divided into two by the Serpentine Lake . Hyde Park and the Jardin S of Kensington ( Kensington Gardens ) are on the same ground, so much so that it is considered sometimes that this last fact part of Hyde Park, but they are technically separated by the lake Serpentine. Hyde Park extends on a Surface from 1,4 km ² and Kensington Gardens from 1,1 km ², giving an entire surface of 2,5 km ². Hyde Park is also famous because of its famous Speakers' Corner.
Surface of a “hide” (old unit of area used with the Moyen-âge in England and variable according to the Fertilité of the ground from six to twelve Are S) what gave the name of the park. In 1536, Henry VIII took again the ground with the Moine S of the Abbaye of Westminster. Most of the design of the park must with the Architecte Decimus Burton in the Années 1820. Whereas the gardens of Kensington are mainly flat, Hyde Park is undulating.
Hyde Park was the original site of the Crystal De luxe hotel, drawn by Joseph Paxton for the Grande Exposure of 1851. The July 20th 1982 two bends S posed by the WILL GO caused the Mort of seven horses and eight members of the Cavalerie of reserve and the Royal Green Jackets . It was also the place of famous Concert S of Rock with, for example, Jethro Tull (1968), The Rolling Stones (1969), Pink Floyd (1970), Roy Harper (1971), Queen (1976) and the Red Hot Chili Peppers (2004), as well as the Live 8 in 2005. The Photo S of the Beatles for the album Beatles for Sale were taken in Hyde Park with the Automne 1964.
The Large EntryThe Frontage, long of approximately 32,50 Meter S, comprises three passages vaults joined together by a colonnade. The central passage presents a particular fore-part: it is made of a Portique supported by four columns, and is surmounted by a plank representing a triumphal procession of the Navy, work of Henning Jr (wire of the Henning sculptor known for its copies of the planks of the Parthenon). The two columns external of this gantry have carved capitals in such a way that they always present to the glance two complete faces,
The grids closing the passages, works of Bramah, are in Fer, with Bronze, and are decorated with an ornament of Greek Chèvrefeuille .
Hyde Park is also very known for its Speakers' Corner. This last, located in the north-eastern part of the park, is a space where each and everyone is authorized to speak freely, in front of the assistance of the moment.
- the official site of Hyde Park
- Chart of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens
Simple: Hyde Park, London
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