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A view of Alexandra Park on a busy Bank Holiday with crowds of people.

Anyone care to speculate what direction this is photographed from?

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Albums: Historical Images of Alexandra Palace & Park

Comment by Hugh on October 3, 2011 at 10:50
Trying to place those steps........
Comment by John D on October 3, 2011 at 11:32

Down to the Rose Garden at east of the main building ?

But from the shadows, it's likely we are facing west.

Comment by John D on October 3, 2011 at 15:00

No, having looked, it's not the Rose Garden. The topography is all wrong.

My best guess now is that it's an access gate to the racetrack, possibly from Priory Road via Redstone Road. As far as I know, the racetrack is the only large piece of flat land that can be seen from the east without including the Palace.

The white tent and the fenced-off area could be the unsaddling enclosure and the tall structures could be for the judges ( or TV cameras ? :-) )

Comment by John D on October 3, 2011 at 15:02
PS Hugh - no sign of any steps like those.
Comment by Hugh on October 3, 2011 at 15:20
No, most odd.
Comment by John D on October 3, 2011 at 15:38
Well it was over 100 years ago. And someone recently had the York stone flagstones on her drive stolen, so it does happen :-)
Comment by Stephen Middleton on March 31, 2015 at 19:51

Are you sure that it is Alexandra Park, London?

Comment by Hugh on March 31, 2015 at 19:59

It's a poor quality copy, but you can just about make out the Alexandra Palace caption in bottom left corner - other than that I couldn't say.

Comment by StephenBln on March 31, 2015 at 21:12

Liz, don't forget, part of the park (around the triple lakes) was sold off and built over by the early 1930s. Couldn't find a shot of the tower in this book, but Grove Avenue looks suitably flat.

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