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Features > London, England (July 2006) > Portobello Road and Princess Diana Fountain


I took a trip to see Portobello Road and the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain in Hyde Park.


A rooftop near Portobello Road
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It was quite a busy place along the road with antique and other shops on all sides
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Portobello Road!
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You might recognize this storefront from the movie Notting Hill as the bookstore of the character played by Hugh Grant. It is The Travel Bookshop - 13 Blenheim Crescent, Notting Hill.
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Front porches along Notting Hill
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Near Kensington Palace there are some embassies such as this one, the Royal Norwegian Embassy
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Here is Kensington Palace which was the official residence of Princess Diana from 1981 until her death in 1996
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In Hyde Park is the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain. It opened in 2004 and the fountain is a giant oval of granite and the two sides were intended to show the happy times and turmoil of her life.
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Here are some really wacky people in Hyde Park laying on the ground with elevated arms
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Here is the Royal Albert Hall where the PROMS are held. The event is held over eight weeks in a series of 70 classical music concerts in the hall.
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The Prince Albert Memorial was comissioned by Queen Victoria in memory of her husband, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha who died of typhoid in 1861.
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A plane flies over Royal Albert Hall
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An important person of some kind (conductor? composer?) is interviewed by the media behind the hall
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Detail of the back of the hall
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Kensington-Gore...a future presidential ticket?
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Of course the sun only fully came out around sunset as I was returning to Harrow - here's the parking ramp for the St. George's Shopping Center nearby...
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