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Trafalgar Square | United Kingdom | Europe

[Visited: September 2001]

Just over twenty years after winning the Battle of Trafalgar, the British decided to lay out Trafalgar Square in commemoration. A solitary column was erected, on which a statue of Lord Nelson was placed. He has looked over the city ever since. Trafalgar Square has become the place to congregate in the British capital. Every city needs a focal point, and in the immense city of London, this is Trafalgar Square.

Picture of Trafalgar Square (United Kingdom): Fountain at Trafalgar square - London

Apart from the statue on the pillar, the square also consists of more sights. Around the column, there are four giant bronze lions, apparently protecting Lord Nelson. On the sides, there are historic scenes, and there are smaller statues commemorating other battles in the British Empire. There are several fountains, and around the square you can also find the National Portrait Gallery and St. Martin in the Fields.

Picture of Trafalgar Square (United Kingdom): Trafalgar Square - London

This square is also home to many pigeons, which crowd it also when it is deserted, always in search for small crumbs of food. At times, notably New Year's Eve, this is the place to celebrate. It is also a central point for many of the red double decker buses of the city.

Picture of Trafalgar Square (United Kingdom): Lion at Trafalgar Square - London
Picture of Trafalgar Square (United Kingdom): Pigeons near National Gallery - Trafalgar square

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