Gas lamps, autumnal scenes and late night views, Hyde Park, London

Gas lamps and late night views of Hyde Park, London

Hyde Park is still illuminated by gas lighting, adding a beautiful warm glow to late night walks through the largest of the capital’s four Royal Parks.

Here’s a series of photos taken during a recent autumnal stroll through the park.

Gas lamps and late night views of Hyde Park, London

Changing the gas mantle in the lamp.

Gas lamps and late night views of Hyde Park, London

The Serpentine at night.

A 40-acre  recreational lake, it was created in 1730 at the behest of Queen Caroline.

Gas lamps and late night views of Hyde Park, London

Gas lamps and late night views of Hyde Park, London

Gas lamps and late night views of Hyde Park, London

Gas lamps and late night views of Hyde Park, London

Gas lamps and late night views of Hyde Park, London

Gas lamps and late night views of Hyde Park, London

Bandstand.

Gas lamps and late night views of Hyde Park, London

Gas lamps and late night views of Hyde Park, London

South Carriage Drive.

Gas lamps and late night views of Hyde Park, London

Gas lamps and late night views of Hyde Park, London

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