Photographer's Note

First photo of a short series of pictures taken in and around London's West End on a recent trip home from Germany.

Everyone who's ever been to London knows all about Trafalgar Square. What is there to say? The basic layout of the square was designed by John Nash in the 1820's although he didn't live to see his designs come to realisation. Nelson & his colum were added by William Railton in 1838. The fountains were designed by Edwin Lutyens (of New Delhi fame), the spire in the centre belongs to the church of St-Martin's-In-The-Fields, designed by James Gibbs and completed in 1726 (presumably even then, not really "in the fields", as the site's original Norman church may once have been), the building to the left is of course the National Gallery, and the statue, commissioned himself, is of George IV on horseback.

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