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Two Bears - Kensington Gardens, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 30.659 W 000° 10.574
30U E 695940 N 5710431
Quick Description: This drinking fountain, for both humans and animals, was installed in 1939. It is topped with two bears hugging each other. It is located near the Marlborough Gate entrance to Kensington Gardens close to the Italian Gardens on the park's north side.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/9/2014 6:36:05 AM
Waymark Code: WMMVHW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member monkeys4ever
Views: 1

Long Description:

The bears, that are about two feet in height, appear to be cast from bronze. This pair were re-cast in 1970 following the theft of the ones placed in 1939.

The plaque at the base of the fountain tells us:

1859 - 1939
Presented by
The Metropolitan Drinking
Fountain & Cattle Trough
Association
to mark its 80th anniversary

Name of statue: Two Bears

Name of creator: Unknown

Material: Bronze

Date created: 1970

Additional Coordinates: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
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