The left hand picture was taken at a murky time on Saturday in Kensington Meadows. Whether it is by design or an accident the hole in the stone sculpture frames Camden Crescent beautifully.
The right hand view is from a photograph taken (with permission) in the Victoria Art Gallery on Sunday. The painting dates from 1849 and was painted by John Syer. I wonder how close to reality it would have been? Would the artist have been able to see such detail from Widcombe Hill?
This is a larger scale shot from Kensington Meadows. It hints at the work done by the Friends of Camden Meadow which makes Kensington Meadow so much more visible from Camden Crescent.
This is the full Syer picture.
Here’s a detail from the same picture.