Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Emden Gun in Hyde Park

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.


  1. The two people walking past are obviously interested in the gun as well.

  2. Interesting history. This is one monument in Hyde Park that I haven't photographed or posted yet.
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  3. This is a great corner, well it would be if they ever stop working on it. Busby's Bore runs beneath this intersection. So much more could be made of this gateway into the city. Of the entire intersection.


  4. It is a bit of a mess up there, or was when I was last up that way.

  5. Construction work is messy, hopefully the results are positive.

  6. I've never noticed this. Not that I walk around Hyde Park much.


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