Trafalgar Square, a famous square in London, was built to commemorate the early 19th century Trafalgar Sea War. In the center of the square stood a monument designed by William Dalton, the main body of which was a round stone pillar with a bronze statue of Nelson‘s full body in uniform, cast by the sculptor Bailey with copper cannons seized in the battle of Trafalgar.
This small square is the heart of London and a must-see tourist attraction. The most striking thing in the square is a tall Nelson Memorial Column, a taller stone-pillar sculpture. The column is 53 meters high. Under the pillar are huge square stone pedestals and multi-storey steps. On the steps below the memorial pillar are four huge bronze statues of lion sleeping. It is rare to see such a perfect combination of height and width of the sculpture building structure. General Nelson's Memorial Column was built in 1840 to commemorate the victory of the British Navy in the Spanish port of Trafalgar in the early 19th century. It is said that the metal part of the sculpture was made from bronze cannons captured from Napoleon's army. There are four sculpture bases in the four corners of the square and two in front of the National Gallery of Art. Five of them are bronze statues of figures, of course, famous historians or monarchs. One of them is the President of the United States who has vowed never to return to Washington, the United Kingdom. In the northwest corner of the square, there is a modern sculpture of a horse on the base. The sculpture on the base is often replaced and belongs to temporary exhibition. In this square, the old and the modern get along with each other day and night, and the history and reality are interconnected and interlinked. Some children lined up to take pictures on the steps of General Nelson's Memorial pillar, while the square was crowded with tourists, and more tourists were sitting on the steps and corners of the square. The square in central London is surrounded by red double-decker buses and busy highways, making it very noisy and lively. In front of the National Gallery of Art at the end of the square, there are many artists performing various kinds of performance art, which is more noisy and lively in the crowd of tourists. We walked through two water fountains symmetrically located in the square and went up to watch a performance by street artists. There are common modeling performances, but also rare ground painting performances, of course, there is no lack of street performances by instrumental artists.
Travel to London: Trafalgar Square, commonly known as Pigeon Square, is not allowed to feed pigeons; there's a Surrey bicycle race along the naval archway; walking past Big Ben and the Parliament Building is really frightening, while the flowers of the victims are still there; tasting fish and chips, enough tired; swinging at will....
The last scenic spot, Trafalgar Square, arrived with a lot of rain and could only be quickly checked in here! In fact, there is a lot to see here. Behind the square is the National Gallery of Art, not far from St. Paul's Church. Although there is no tour guide on the trip, the driver also let us get off and take a panoramic picture!
Because living in this neighborhood, I often pass by it. I can see the Plaza in the day and the Plaza in the evening. I can praise the "big praise" statues in the plaza. This place will change statues frequently and change some statues with the times. It is interesting and fashionable.
Trafalgar Square is in front of the National Gallery of Art. It's a small area, but the attractions are very concentrated. The famous Nelson Monument is in the center of the Square. There are many street artists performing in the Square, some of them are very wonderful.
The square was built to commemorate General Nelson, who died in the Battle of Trafalgar against France in 1805. There was a big stone pillar with a general's statue on it and four lion statues around it. Plaza is a good place for people to relax. Every year, large-scale activities are held in London. The Plaza is unique in location. The north side of the Plaza is the National Gallery of Art, and it is not far from Buckingham Palace. Trafalgar Square is also known for its large flocks of wild pigeons, so it is also known as The Pigeon Square. At its peak, there were 35,000 pigeons in the square. Do you remember the news about Liang Chaowei flying to London to feed pigeons in the past few years? Fly back to Hong Kong. Sometimes think about it. It's called life.
Trafalgar Square, downtown London, full of pigeons. This is the legendary place where Tony Leung would buy a ticket to feed pigeons in London when he was idle. On the square stands a statue of British Navy General Nelson. The Memorial pillar is surrounded by four lions representing the British Royal family. At the end of the square is the National Gallery of Art. On the other side, the Gothic building is St. James'Church. Actually, there are many angles to shoot, but there are too many interesting places in London. Every time I take a picture, it's rainy in London market, and the light is full of luck. I can only take a picture every time I go.
London's second day, after yesterday's folly, today's subway is much smoother. In the morning, I went to the small commodity market in London. The price was 10 times higher than that in China. I went to the National Gallery of Art in Trafalgar Square and saw Van Gogh's sunflower and Monet's works with my own eyes. Walk all the way to Buckingham Palace, visit the park to feed pigeons, and feel the leisure life of the British people. Finally, KFC in Britain has no special features. Bristol is the next stop.
Just in front of the gate of the National Gallery of Art, the middle fountain and monument sculptures are beautiful. We often see all kinds of artists. Legendary Liang Chaowei feeds pigeons. It is only about 1 kilometer from Charing Cross Street and Buckingham Palace.
I went there in 14 years and 16 years. There were many pigeons in 16 years. Besides, there are many street artists. There are still many sculptures here, and the nearby buildings are beautiful. Most of them are museums. You can go and see them.