VE day – Victory in Europe

The nation will be returning to the 40’s this May to celebrate VE Day – Victory in Europe Day: Friday 8th being a day of remembrance, Saturday 9th – one of celebration – and Sunday 10th, a day for thanksgiving. At the heart of the festivities will be St James’s Park, London’s oldest park and for…

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…

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…