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October 28, 2009

London walkabout: Trafalgar Square and The National Gallery

To Trafalgar Square!

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The name commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar (1805), a British naval victory of the Napoleonic Wars. The original name was to have been "King William the Fourth's Square", but George Ledwell Taylor suggested the name "Trafalgar Square".

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The fountains are memorials to Lord Jellicoe (western side) and Lord Beatty (eastern side), Jellicoe being the Senior Officer.[2]
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Sculpture at the fountain.

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St Martin-in-the-Fields church.

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The National Gallery to the north of the square.

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If you love arts, you can visit The National Gallery.

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Admission is free, but you can donate to the fund.

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People.

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Pigeons.

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One of the four huge bronze lions sculpted by Sir Edwin Landseer; the metal used is said to have been recycled from the cannon of the French fleet.

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Taming the lions~

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We climbed up the statue of Horatio Nelson, the admiral who commanded the British Fleet at Trafalgar.

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One fine day in London~ Yippie!

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I tried to climb up the lion statue but.... the surface of the bronze is so slippery that I hardly could make a step onto it's butt. Plus.... I'm too short... AArrrggHhhhh....

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The statue of King George IV.

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The statue of Sir Henry Havelock.
"Sir Henry do you have-key too?"
Ok just ignore my lame joke.

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Superimposed this. I love it.

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Street painting. Artistic Caucasians.

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A 360deg view of Trafalgar Square (taken from Wikipedia). Click to enlarge and have a better view on the Trafalgar Square.



(to be continued...)

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