The Green Park
All photos of Green Park dated 2015-2016 are the actual ones and were taken with iPhone 5s.
Green Park is the smallest Royal Park located right next to Buckingham Palace.
A long time ago it was part of Henry VIII’s hunting grounds. In the 1660s Charles II donated the park for public enjoyment. In 18th century it was a popular spot for duels. As such in 1771, Italian poet Vittorio Alfieri was wounded there by Viscount Ligonier.
Nowadays, it is a popular tourist destination, as well a spot for picnics and joggers.
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Green Park consists mostly of tall mature trees, amongst which you will find Canada Memorial designed by a Quebec artist Pierre Granche near Buckingham Palace end.
It is a sliding block decorated with bronze metal leaves and is split in two by walkway that faces Halifax in Nova Scotia, a Canadian port from where a number of Canadian soldiers sailed to Europe during the World War II. The memorial commemorates one million Canadian soldiers that served with the British forces.
Opposite The Hard Rock Café end of the park, you will find The Bomber Command Memorial that remembers 55,573 British soldiers serving in the Bomber Command during World War II.
On the more optimistic note, at the entrance to the Green Park tube station, you will find a beautiful Diana Fountain.