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London Glimpses: Trafalgar Square

Samuel Johnson once said “When a man is tired of London he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” I fathom why this resonates with many Londoners when I discovered that there is no end to the wonder, history and excitement that this city has to offer.

While most of what London offers don’t always come cheap, some best sights don’t have to cost a penny.. none more so than the Trafalgar Square, London’s heart, a center both of national celebration and of political protest.

Trafalgar Square, London

Trafalgar fountain, statue of King George IV, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar fountain, statue of King George IV, Trafalgar square, London

Trafalgar fountain, statue of King George IV,and St. Martin-in-the-Fields with blue clock dials

Statue of Charles I on Trafalgar Square

The equestrian statue of Charles I on Trafalgar Square is the pinpoint center of London. Behind the statue is a plaque set in the ground that testifies that this is the place from which all distances to and from London are measured. This truly is London’s heart. The eggy installation was part of ‘Easter egg hunt’ contest this year.

Nelson's Column, Trafalgar Square

Nelson’s Column, which is guarded by four lion statues at its base.

Trafalgar Square Lion

Trafalgar Square Lion (one of four)

Trafalgar Square

Check out the  \official countdown clock for the London 2012 Olympic Games, the jagged timepiece that counted down the days, hours, minutes and seconds until the opening of the 2012 games.

The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square

The National Gallery

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This entry was posted on August 9, 2012 by in london, photography, travel, uk and tagged , , .
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