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15 May 2012

Admire the Canada Gate

Often overlooked by tourists gazing in the opposite direction towards Buckingham Palace and the Victoria Memorial, the Canada Gates are an impressive entrance to Green Park, presented to London by Canada.


Commissioned after the death of Queen Victoria, in 1905, the gates match up with smaller ones presented by Australia and South Africa, and were finally completed in 1911.

For more, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada_Gate_and_Canada_Memorial

^Picture © Ian D used under Creative Commons^

3 comments:

  1. I really like the idea that the Canada gates support the emblems of all the Canadian provinces. The granite Canada Memorial, behind the Canada gates, is less readily readable.

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  2. I love Green Park and these gates are gorgeous. Lovely walk from Buckingham Palace to Piccadilly!

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  3. I never knew this was a gift from canada, beautiful.

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