Trafalgar Square to St Pauls
A walk from from Trafalgar Square to St Pauls via the South Bank
(Photos/words © urban75, 10th February 2007)
Another shoe-wearin' Saturday afternoon strut around London, taking in Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square, the South Bank, St Paul's, New Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road.
Man with a hat on the down escalator.
Old couple admiring the fountain on a wet February afternoon, Trafalgar Square.
Pigeon on statue head, Trafalgar Square.
The crowd was a little on the light side for the hell and brimstone sermon from the 'Biblical Gospel Ministries' in Trafalgar Square.
Despite the complete absence of anything resembling a crowd, the speaker gamely carried on, warning passers by about the payment for their life of sin.
We stopped off for lunch at the Photographer's Gallery, Gt Newport Street.
Bridge supports, Hungerford Bridge.
Skateboarders under the National Theatre.
The grey drabness of the National Theatre. 'Er Majesty laid the foundation stone way back in 1951, but building work didn't start until 1969 after a series of funding difficulties.
Designed by Sir Denys Lasdun, the concrete monolith finally opened in Oct 1976, two years behind schedule.
Directly under Waterloo Bridge by the NFT is this popular second-hand book fair.
Another visit to the Tate Modern. The queues were still too hefty for us to wait about for a go. One day...
The stunning Baroque exterior of St Paul's cathedral, designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1673.
Built of Portland stone in a late Renaissance style, the cathedral houses the third-biggest organ in Britain with 7,189 pipes and 138 stops.
The inscription on the wall reads, "The altar (in this chapel) is given by the Corps of Royal Engineers in memory of Marshall Earl Kitchener (of Khartoum) and their comrades who fell in the Great War."
This giant sculpture by Thomas Heatherwick in Bishops Court (by Paternoster Square, opposite Amen Corner) is actually a cooling vent for electrical transformers below.
This unusual sculpture in Red Lion Square celebrates the life of Fenner Brockway, an anti-war activist, politician and founder member of the War on Want charity and the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.
Living to the grand old age of 100, he lived a rich and full life, agitating the authorities enough to get arrested several times for his pacifist beliefs.
Designed by R.J. Worley and completed in 1910, Sicilian Avenue is a pedestrianised shopping street near the British Museum with a strong Italian flavour.
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The famous James Smith and Sons Umbrella Shop dates from 1830 and is still owned and run as a family business.
The beautifully preserved Victorian frontage is a delight to see.
Detail above the door.
Warren Street tube station.
Kings Cross station from York Way.
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