Esoteric London

No. 544: Hyde Park Corner, W1

Posted in Architectural, Parks by esotericlondon on March 29, 2012

Hyde Park Corner, London, W1. Photo © Roger Dean 2011

Mogg’s New Picture of London and Visitor’s Guide to it Sights – 1844:

Hyde Park is much frequented as a promenade, particularly on Sundays, between the hours of two and six in the afternoon There are six entrances, five of which are adorned with neat modern lodges, and the sixth, at Hyde Park Corner, with a triumphal arch. This was erected in 1828, from designs by Mr. Decimus Burton: it consists of a screen of fluted Ionic columns with three arches for carriages, and two for foot passengers; the whole frontage extends about 170 feet. It possesses an air of great elegance…

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