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Monday, October 7, 2013

Physical Energy Statue Kensington Gardens

The Physical Energy Statue in Kensington Gardens/Hyde Park, commemorates Cecil Rhodes the diamond magnate & imperialist active in southern Africa.

The bronze equestrian statue of a naked rider shielding his eyes against the sun, while looking into the distance, was erected in 1907 and is the work of George Frederick Watts (1817-1904). A cast of this statue is also located at the Rhodes Memorial in Cape Town, South Africa.

Physical Energy Statue Kensington Gardens

Other famous sculptures in Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens include the Peter Pan sculpture by Sir George Frampton, The Arch by Henry Moore and Isis Statue by Simon Gudgeon.

The Albert Memorial is close by to the Physical Energy Statue.

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