Thursday, 24 January 2013
Lily Pond, Victoria Embankment Gardens, 1915
In the nineteenth century, the Embankment was built along the north edge of the River Thames through London, to improve sewerage and, through the building of a road, to relieve traffic congestion - the underground District Railway was also built underneath the roadway. A series of gardens were also built further inland than the roadway, and a number of memorials were built here amongst the paths and greenery. It's a very pleasant part of London, and amongst the features of the gardens is this Lily pond, built in 1915 and paid for by Alfred Buxton, one of four Councillors who represented the City of London for London County Council who went on to be the Chairman of London County Council from 1916 to 1917.