Italian Garden Fountains
Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, London
My first trip to London I spent only a few hours in Hyde Park, racing around to see the Diana memorial and the Peter Pan statue. But even in my racing I was of course able to find some fountains. Covered in green moss on a gray day, the Italian Fountains seemed like something out of another time. And they sort of are. When I moved back in 2006, I lived just a few blocks from the Park and spent a lot of September and October days there. And on a November day, with my mom and aunt in tow, we hit the fountains right as the sun was setting, casting a glow on everything. My only regret is I didn't see them covered in snow.