Sunday, 21 October 2018

Trafalgar Day

Today is Trafalgar Day, the celebration of the victory won by the Royal Navy, commanded by Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson, over the combined French and Spanish fleets at the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805.
In London Trafalgar Square hosts crowds of humans and kits of pigeons. Four huge "Landseer Lions"have graced the base of Nelson's column since 1867, joined recently by a red one.
When I was there earlier in the year there was a hippo seemingly standing stoically to one side between the National Gallery and the Canadian High Commission.
Love the public art that thrives in the City of London.


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is quite an unusual hippo! Perhaps it is trying to disguise itself as a rhinoceros. Love the Red Lion.
Helen

Gail Benjafield said...

As well as the public art, I admire that the city has allowed for decades, the 4th plint to hold public art rather than a statue of a famous 'worthy' man. One can look up 'the fourht plint" on google to see the range of art that has graced the place.

Gail B