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Hyde Park Memorial: July 2007 bombing

In Uncategorized on March 11, 2015 at 8:37 am

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It has been some years since I have spent time in Hyde Park.  I have attended demos there over the years but I haven’t walked through for a very long time and so, of course, there are new sights to see.  The one I headed for on this occasion was the memorial to the victims of the 7/7 bombing.

I enjoy seeking out the public statues that are new to me. London has so many. It is tragic to note, though, that new memorials are needed, especially given the significance of the background to this piece.

It is made of 52 pillars of steel with each one measuring 3.5m in height.  They are here because on 7th July 2007 innocent Londoners were killed in bombs set off at Tavistock Square, King’s Cross, Aldgate East Tube Station and Edgware Road. The pillars are clustered in four groups to represent the different…

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