Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens
If you want to find the bronze statue with the fairytale figure Peter Pan and his companions, you have to look urgently and determined in the Kensington Gardens. It’s one of the four Royal Parks in London in a long line through the centre of the city. I have noticed to look for it at the Italian Gardens in the park to be able to find it on a winding path along a lake called The Long Water.
The last few years the children group statue has undergone renovation. One of the reasons for the restoration was to make it more visible and accessible. My pictures are from before that time. In March 2020, I will return to see how it looks now.
I once bought the famous children’s book by JM Barrie in London, but I admit that it’s difficult to read for a foreigner like me. The children who had the story read to them more than a hundred years ago were bright to understand the elaborate language.
The Victorian-style of the sculptor Sir George Frampton reminds me of a time where things were supposed to be beautiful to look at. It was placed in the spot in 1912 from before everything changed after WWI.