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One of the fountains in Trafalgar Square, beyond on the right is Whitehall and the outline of Big Ben in the far distance - Scenes of London Town and City, England

One of the fountains in Trafalgar Square, beyond on the right is Whitehall and the outline of Big Ben in the far distance. The square is named in honour of Admiral Lord Nelson's victory over the combined Spanish and French navy off Cape Trafalgar on October 21st 1805.

 

The statue of George IV and the main entrance to the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square - Scenes of London Town and City, England

The statue of George IV and the main entrance to the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square.

 

The 'guardian' lions at the base of Nelson's Column - Scenes of London Town and City, England

The bronze 'guardian' lions at the base of Nelson's Column arrived in 1868.

 

The base of Nelson's Column - Scenes of London Town and City, England  The base of Nelson's Column - Scenes of London Town and City, England

The base of Nelson's Column. The 160ft/55m high column was completed in 1843 and the bronze reliefs are cast from captured French cannons and show scenes from the victorious battle over the enemy fleets.

 

'England expects every man will do his duty' - Scenes of London Town and City, England

'England expects every man will do his duty', the famous words associated with Nelson's flagship HMS Victory.

 

Grrrrggghhh! - Scenes of London Town and City, England

Grrrrggghhh!

 

The fountains and National Gallery in Trafalgar Square - Scenes of London Town and City, England

The fountains and National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. The National Gallery was built between 1834-1837 and is one of London's greatest art galleries, housing one of the most extensive and valuable collection of paintings in the world including works by Cézanne, Constable, El Greco, Degas, Gainsborough, Leonardo Da Vinci, Dürer, Manet, Murillo, Raphael, Rembrandt, Rossetti, Rubens, Titian, Velázquez etc. etc.

The fountains and National Gallery in Trafalgar Square - Scenes of London Town and City, England

 

The statue to General Charles James Napier in Trafalgar Square - Scenes of London Town and City, England

The statue to General Charles James Napier (1782-1853) who was Commander-in-Chief in India. Its a pity it isn't replaced by a statue commemorating another Napier, namely the Scottish mathematician John Napier (1550-1617), who was the inventor of logarithms which revolutionised mathematical calculation methods.

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