London: Hyde Park/War MemorialsPosted on 2007.08.16 at 12:52
If I recall correctly, this gate opens onto King's Row, also known as Rotten Row because of the high density of noble/political types that either once or presently occupied the street.
Sadly, all the good "half-naked men with swords and shields" homosexual innuendo was taken in the wake of 300.
This is a statue of the Duke of Wellington, who, along with three hundred of his bravest men, laid siege to the French city of Troy with nothing but swords and shields. You can read about this in the 300 Years Iliad.
I decided to head in this direction, as more arches indicate something interesting.
This is a shot down Rotten Row; also, note the famous London black cab, which will take you anywhere in London... if they feel like it... and if they're not "just on my way home from work"...
This is a series of war memorials across the street from Hyde Park. This first memorial commemorates the victory of Wellington's party over the French Emperor Kefka, seen here ascending into his final, angelic boss form.