Saturday, June 17, 2006


Although not particularly beautiful, the Catholic Church on the corner of Hills and Lensfield Roads is an imposing and well-known landmark. Built between 1885 and 1890 its proper name is Our Lady and the English Martyrs and it stands sentinel over the historic central junction in the city which many are surprised to learn has always been called Hyde Park Corner. Now that the eponymously named antiques shop has gone there's no other evidence of this grand title. I'd rather have that than more poxy rising bollards.