These pictures were all taken from the top of a
Nelson's Column Trafalgar Square
Nelson's Column is in the centre of the square, surrounded by fountains
designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1939 and 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. The column is topped by a statue of Lord
Nelson, the admiral who commanded the British Fleet at Trafalgar.
You can see the National Gallery behind.
The Bank of England Threadneedle Street.
The bank was founded by the Scotsman William Paterson,
in 1694 to act as the English government's banker. In 1734 the Bank moved
to its current location on Threadneedle Street. It performs all the
functions of a central bank -- to maintain price stability, and subject to
that, to support the economic policy of Her Majesty's Government in order
to promote economic growth.
was taken from the top of a London bus, so it is a bit bumpy!
It shows travelling into Trafalgar Square and past Nelson's Column.
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Trafalgar Square is a square in central London that
commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar (1805), a British naval victory of
the Napoleonic Wars.
Boudica (also Boudicca,
Boadicea, Buduica, Bonduca) (d. 60/61) was a queen of the Brythonic Celtic
Iceni people of Norfolk in Eastern Britain who led a major uprising of the
tribes against the occupying forces of the Roman Empire. This great bronze
statue of Boudica in her war chariot (furnished with scythes) together
with her daughters, was commissioned by Prince Albert and executed by
Thomas Thornycroft. It was completed in 1905.