I always like to stop and look at this war relic at the south east corner of Hyde Park, it is a high trafic zone for people walking down the hill from Oxford Street into the city. On a sunny day Hyde Park is a great place to sit around.
This gun was from the Emden a German warship in World War I. The Emden was a successful raider in the Indian Ocean and was run aground by her captain to prevent her from sinking, after engaging the HMAS Sydney at the Battle of Cocos Island. In 1917, a 105 mm gun from Emden was installed as a monument.