The Majesty of London's Renowned Regents Park - Part I / 伦敦著名的摄政公园 - 上集

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The famous Regents Park is considered to be one of the most beautiful outdoor tourist attractions in London and an afternoon's visitation to it's sprawling greens and lush gardens simply affirms this bold statement.

Regent’s Park is one of London’s eight Royal Parks and is named after Prince Regent, sometimes referred to as the playboy prince, who later became King George IV from 1762 – 1830).

Also being a personal favourite of mine, a trip to Regent’s Park never fails to be a great day out. I never cease to be amazed at the fact that there are in total 410 acres of lush, beautiful gardens right here, in the heart of London. So if you're every in dire need of some fresh air and breathing space, you couldn't go far wrong by taking a nice, relaxing stroll within it's grounds.

There being only one week before my parents returned to China, I decided to take them on a particularly glorious sunny Saturday afternoon here.


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(A beautiful and sunny day on our way to Regents Park. Will it last though?)

The park is located in the heart of Central London, near St. Pancras, Marylebone and Paddington. Very close to other such popular tourist attractions like Madame Tussauds and Camden Town. My feeling is that every part of the park has its own unique charm to it, due to the distinctly different looks of each section. Which is something that keeps drawing me back to it again and again.

Like all the big parks in London, Regent’s park is full of wide, open spaces and lush green grass. You'll find many huge, broad trees scattered around that should provide plenty of shade in case of an unexpected downpour. The venue is blissfully tranquil. What more could you ask for?

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(Wide and spacious open areas to enjoy the surrounding beauty)

Frieze Art Fair 2017

Currently, there is a stunning outdoor exhibition for the Frieze Art Fair 2017 in Regent’s Park’s English Gardens, where twenty three sculptures are being exhibited. It features works by some of the most famous 20th-century and contemporary artists, including John Chamberlain, Urs Fischer, Gary Hume, Michael Craig-Martin and Ugo Rondinone. Well worth a visit to indulge in some top-notch creative artwork.

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(Could this be based upon the world famous Rubix Cube)

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(You can tell this couple don't know what to make of this particular piece of artwork, lol)

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(Wondering how this amazing piece looks from this little boy's perspective?)

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(There you go, lol!)

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Avenue Gardens

The Avenue Gardens is near the Broad Walk. Stand-out highlights include tiered fountains, evergreen hedges and expansive ornamental bowls brimming with colourful flowers. Don't forget to pay this area a visit when here. It's alluring presence is like sweet candy for the eyes. Everyone took out their cameras or phones to take pictures, trying to capture this incredible beautiful moment.

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Within the centre of Avenue Gardens stands a large, circular stone bowl supported by four winged statues of lions. This magnificent sculpture was installed by Newfield in 1863. Check it out below:

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(The lush, sweeping landscapes were breath-taking. Who'd have thought this is all contained in the centre of London)

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There are some awesome little coffee stops/cafes along the way. I can vouch for their great tasting brews. If you opt for the lunch menu, I would recommend the Regent’s Bar and Kitchen. Keep in mind that their sandwiches and pizzas are especially delicious. The café even has a wonderful open-plan space with attached spacious terrace. Perfect for spending a nice, chilled day admiring the gorgeous scenery throughout.

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Money Drinking Fountain

A little further along, we came across the Ready Money Drinking Fountain, which is a four-sided granite and marble gothic drinking fountain. The sculpture contains a whopping ten tonnes of Sicilian marble and additional four tonnes of red Aberdeen granite.

It was a wealthy Iranian industrialist from Bombay who donated it to Regent’s Park in 1869 as a "gift of appreciation" for the protection that he and his fellow nationalists received from British rule in India.

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A Sudden Downpour (Typical!)

If you have ever lived in London, you are probably aware that the weather here can be pretty unpredictable. Not long after we entered the park, a heavy shower came out of nowhere. Luckily for us, there was a smallish willow tree nearby. The perfect hiding spot for us to wait it out, lol. It turned out perfectly as the sunshine wasn't far behind.

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摄政公园被认为是伦敦最美丽的户外旅游景点之一,这里不仅是观景野餐的好去处,还有最大的玫瑰园和动物园,不愧是是英国的皇家公园之一。在中世纪时期这里曾是皇家的狩猎花园,并以摄政皇子命名,也就是后来的国王乔治四世。

这是我在伦敦最喜欢的公园,每次来访都赏心悦目,流连忘返。事实上,在伦敦中心能有410英亩郁郁葱葱的美丽花园,的确不简单。所以如果你需要逃离城市的喧嚣和拥挤,来这儿放松一下就最适合不过了!

父母一周后将启程回国,我决定于上周六带他们来参观这个著名的皇家园林。

公园位于伦敦市中心,靠近St.Pancras火车站,Marylebone和Paddington,四周也有不少著名景点,如杜莎夫人蜡像馆和Camden市集等。摄政公园里面非常大,而且每个部分都有自己独特的魅力,这也是最吸引我的地方。

与伦敦其他大型公园一样,摄政公园里有着宽敞的草坪,天气好的时候躺在这里晒晒太阳可是很舒服的哦,呵呵。你还会看到很多参天耸立的百年老树,非常壮观。我们漫步林荫大道上,伴随着入秋的丝丝凉风,感觉清新怡人。

2017年弗里兹艺术博览会

走进英国花园 (English Garden),恰好这儿正举办“弗里兹艺术周”。这是一个大规模的户外雕塑作品展,共展出二十三个巨型雕像。这一片浓缩的现场文化由著名的20世纪和当代艺术家的作品来呈现,有John Chamberlain, Urs Fischer, Gary Hume, Michael Craig-Martin and Ugo Rondinone。件件艺术品可谓造工精细,寓意深刻,都是一流的创作作品,很值得一看。对于喜欢艺术的朋友们,千万不要错过哦。以下是我个人精选的几件作品。

大道花园

大道花园位于Broad Walk 附近,主要亮点有分层的喷泉,四季常青的树篱以及鲜艳缤纷的五彩花坛。处处色彩鲜艳绚丽,犹如甜蜜的糖果般吸引人的眼光。游客们纷纷拿出相机拍照,想把这道美丽的风景永远留下。

在大道花园的中心,有一座大型的圆形石碗装满了盛开的花朵,并由四只狮子雕像在下方支撑着。这个宏伟的雕塑是Newfield 在1863年建成的。

我们一路上经过不少咖啡馆,都挺不错的。如果想在这儿享用午餐,我会推荐“摄政酒吧和厨房”,他家的三明治和比萨饼好吃,还有一个延伸的的宽敞露台,让游客在享受美食的同时也欣赏美景。

饮水喷泉

继续往前走,我们来到了饮水喷泉,这是一个四面由花岗岩和大理石做成的特式“饮水机”。整个雕塑包含了高达十吨的大理石和四吨的花岗岩,确实让人叹为观止。

它的历史由来是,一位来自孟买的富裕实业家为了感激英国在印度的统治时期中为他和同胞民主主义者所提供的保护,1869年的时候将这个雕像捐赠给摄政公园。

突如其来的雨

如果你住在伦敦,一定知道这里的天气有多么变幻莫测。我们正在公园里漫步,完全没有先兆地忽然间就下起了倾盘大雨。所幸的是,我们附近有一棵小柳树,造型就像一个小屋似的,绝对是遮风挡雨的好地方,呵呵。我们三人就冲进了柳树下,等待雨停。

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I like the park, looks so beautiful you should have fun there. Thank you for sharing this with us @rea 😊

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You can go anywhere in London. It is lucky for @rea who stay there. I cant be there, @rea. I am too far to get there. 😀
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Hopefully one day you can come and vist!

What a lovely pictures and great post. like your colorful pictures of park.thanks for sharing.

Thank you. :)

Great visual tour, as a fan and artist of abstract art, I got some inspiration.

Regent's Park is my favourite of the London parks. It has a little bit of everything; formal gardens, wilderness, the canal, the sports fields. There's even a hidden garden in the middle which not many people know about!

Yes, the variety in this place is awesome! :)

OMG it's just AMAZING!! It's one of my favourite parks in London! Miss the good old days in London, and also the weather ;p

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Thanks a lot :)

Thank you, @susanlo! You must come back soon. :)

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I went to school near Regent's Park, and we used to do our sports activities there. Love the photos of the sculptures, but have you been there when the Frieze art fair is on - there are even more on display, not to mention the art inside.

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Sorry, I completely missed that these were from Frieze! I thought it began later in the year. Did you get a chance to go inside?

Thank you for your kind words, @surrealist. Yes, the Frieze Art Fair was creative and mentally stimulating. Regents Park is great and I consider you very lucky to have gone to school near there. :)

Wow, beautiful landscape and art works. Would love to check this out in my next visit to London. :)

You are welcome anytime! :)

Can count on England to make art out of football :-)

Lol, being the national game, it makes total sense. :)

But their ranking now kind of not very good.

Are you a big fan of football? I didn't follow, lol.

not really. once in 4 years perhaps. :-)

我本來講你很幸運當天天氣太好了可以慢慢看東西、看到最後都是下雨 😅

同感! 哎伦敦这天气!!

thx for sharing

awesome

Have been there 2month ago, its the one next to the zoo? havent seen everything on your pictures though

The London Zoo is actually at the north end of the Regent's Park. :) Perhaps it's worth visiting the park again.

Love your shots, you cover a lot in just one blog.
I like those contemporary art sculptures a lot .
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Great post @rea, those are some awesome photographs. I really like the silver metal man sculpture.

In a beautiful Edwardian avenue in the heart of Muswell Hill Conservation Area, two very different gardens reflect the diverse life styles of their owners. The charming, immaculately maintained garden at No 17 is designed for relaxing and entertaining and is shaded by large surrounding trees - among which is a ginko. The garden features a superb hosta and fern display. No 28 is a well established traditional garden reflecting the charm typical of the era. Mature trees, shrubs, mixed borders and woodland garden creating an oasis of calm just off the bustling Broadway.

Sure looks beautiful, your experience was epic , wish i could travel their

Such a nice day and great adventure! Love your pics!

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Great post and beautiful, fun photos. Thanks for sharing :)

In front of my house

Love so much greenery.

very nice post and pics :)

Thank you for your tour of Regent`s Park. Nice to see it again after all these years.

Worth revisiting if you have a chance. :)

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I must be there someday. It is amazinf place. It is really beautiful view. Thanks

It's one of my favorites. Nice pictures. Thank you.

very nice my friend

I like the park, looks so beautiful you should have fun there.

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原来摄政公园里还有这么多好玩的呀,这个展览到什么时候呀😄

好像十月份吧😊

原来还有机会😋

Sweet Park!

好漂亮

的确很美,谢谢。

Great shots .. You are excellent in taking them , you are an amazing photographer :)

Very sweet of you to say. Thank you. :)

This is really a nice blog i would love to see more from you as soon as possible

vow , everything is so beautiful and creative , thanks your post bring me abroad , looking forwar to read more !

beautiful photos! I really like that modern art, especially up side down elephant :)

Lol, that did make me laugh. :)

這公園好美好豐富啊!!! 也希望台灣多幾個像這樣的公園~

是啊,比较难得的是它就在市中心的位置,呵呵。

台北的話,大概只有大安森林公園算是一個生態不錯,但沒什麼太多裝置藝術的地方了

台湾也很美啊,我几年前去过台中拍婚纱照,呵呵。

歐!!! 台中市真的也很美,綠化做得不錯, 特地來台中拍還滿特別的!!

Hello, I am from Venezuela. Thanks, I recomend you a movie called Angela's ashes =D I hope one day see the Regent’s Park and find what is your favorite, I send you a Hug, As is customary in my village.

I visited this park many many years ago when I was visiting England and it was gorgeous! These amazing art installations only add to its beauty. Thank you for a wonderful post with fantastic photos!

Thank you for dropping by. :)

It looks so peaceful in there. I wish I can move to a first world country like that.

So cools picture

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Very beautifull. I really like modern artwork in the park. If I go back to London I'm going to see him .. Thanks @rea

If you love modern art, this is a great place to visit.

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Oh I missed these pics. I saw the second post first and noticed it said it was part 2 so I went back to this one. Awesome pics. Love the upside down elephant. Thanks for sharing!

Yeah it is a lovely place to go... as all the parks in London. :D

Regents Park is one of the lovliest spaces in London and your photographs do it justice. The London Zoo is right next door in the park. Worth a visit. Please see my posts for more on London now and in the future. Thank you will follow you. JV

Great photos and looks like a place to be visit with family.
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伦敦公园好多啊 只去过海德公园 感觉好大 走了两小时才走出去

可不是,伦敦有8个皇家园林,各有特色!我也挺喜欢海德公园的,呵呵。

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The post is very extraordinary and the picture is so beautiful at all. Hope the day is very fun

Great pictures of a beautiful park, shame it's owned like many other land masses in this country by the royal family!

wow cute photos thanks for sharing

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I wish I would've know about this place when I went to London! Guess I have to go again then :D

Totally should :) Thank you for stopping by @josefinemk.

I wish I knew about this place when I went to London! I guess I have to go again! :-)

Muy hermoso lugar, pienso que es inigualable.

Really interesting post. If I ever go to London, I will be sure to seek out some of these places.

beautiful location

Love the colors! were they taken on an SLR?

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One of my favourite park thanks for sharing

Me too. :)

Thanks @rea for sharing images of an amazing park. The hidden gems catch the eye. Those are some interesting sculptures.

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Wow, we love your photos of Regents Park, it's a beautiful park here in London. Your post reminds us how lucky we are :-)

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That will be my next travelling destination, thanks for sharing!

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