Two Bears Fountain

Rocko and I had a very long walk in Hyde park today.  And it was hot, hot, hot!

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We walked past the Italian Gardens – a 150 year old ornamental garden believed to have been created by Prince Albert as a gift to his beloved Queen Victoria (they were definitely into gift giving!)

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I was so thirsty by then and was just about to drink from the mucky fountains when Mummy showed me this special water fountain with clean running water.  It’s a statue of two hugging bears.  Sweet!IMG_1527Needed that drink! Slurped away for a long time!

May’s comment: Apparently it was installed in 1939 to commemorate 80 years of the Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association. It provided water for market-bound cattle and horses.

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