Esoteric London

No. 1225: Haringey Park, N8

Posted in Architectural, Public Art, Uncategorized by esotericlondon on February 19, 2016

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Haringey Park, London, N8. Photo ©RogerDean 2016

The Queen’s London: A Pictorial and Descriptive Record of the Streets, Buildings, Parks and Scenery of the Great Metropolis – 1896:

VIEW FROM RICHMOND HILL.

The view from Richmond hill is, by universal consent, the finest within a few miles of London indeed, of its kind, it is difficult to surpass anywhere. Between banks of varying green, winds the silver ribbon of the Thames, ever narrowing as it recedes, with many a willow-topped eyot; the country spreads out before us as on a map, and everywhere there close in dense masses of foliage. Here and there may be noticed a steeple or tower […].

[The tower in the photograph cannot be seen from Richmond, even with the aid of a powerful telescope, as it is incorporated into the fountain outside Hornsey Library in Crouch End, and, like the lady that hovers above the water, is probably the work of Thomas Bayliss Huxley-Jones. See post No. 416. R.D.]