One of the regular places I like to visit is Bushy Park in Richmond, situated near to Hampton Court Palace. Do you go there too?
A few quick facts about the Diana Fountain if you’re interested…
🗝 The stunning Diana Fountain was designed in 1637 by Hubert Le Sueur at the request of King Charles I for his wife Henrietta Maria. It was originally created for Somerset House in The Strand. The bronze statue of a goddess (sometimes described as Arethusa) is set on a marble and stone fountain, surrounded by bronzes of four boys, four water nymphs and four shells.
🗝 The fountain was moved to the Privy Garden of Hampton Court in 1656. In 1713 the fountain and statue were moved to Bushy Park to the middle of Chestnut Avenue, designed by Sir Christopher Wren, where it still stands today.
🗝 Also a wander through the enchanting Waterhouse Plantation, and a stop at the cafe for a halloumi panini.
🗝 This is the second-largest of London’s eight Royal parks.
PS. Anyone know what that bird is on top of the statue?
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