Singular Statures: Isis, Kensington Gardens

As a vervent follower of the Cambridge and Oxford University Boat Race each year (am an Oxford fan), I was intrigued to see on the map of Kensington Gardens a reference to a statue of Isis.  Of course I had to see what it was all about and I found it adjacent to the Diana Memorial Fountain, overlooking the lake in…

KP is Kensington Gardens most precious gem

KP or Kensington Palace, situated within Kensington Gardens, is one of its most precious gems.  It is restrained yet exuberant and well worth visiting if you are addicted, like I am, to Lucy Worsley’s BBC4 series on The First Georgians – all geared to celebrate 300 years since the Hanoverians were invited to take over…

Singular statues: Flying into Neverland with Peter Pan

My photo-walk around Kensington Gardens led me to a statue I had wanted to see since childhood – Peter Pan.  It was commissioned by the author Sir James Barrie from artist Gerge Frampton RA so surely, this depiction must be an accurate representation of Peter himself. Part of me still believes in Peter Pan, he…

Amazing Grace: Henry Moore’s Arch, Kensington Gardens

During a photo walk of Kensington Gardens, London, I chanced upon a stunningly positioned sculpture by Henry Moore hewn from Roman Travertine Marble.  It is located at the end of one of the longest uninterrupted avenue vistas in London. The Arch was inspired by life – in this instance, a fragment of bone – and…