Saturday, October 16, 2010

Trafalgar Square - where have all the pigeons gone?!

From Covent Garden, we made our way to Trafalgar Square.  When we reached the place, the police had just removed the cones on the street.  There were hordes of people in front of the National Gallery.  The Pope might have just addressed the Catholics here, I figured.  Only later did I find out that the Pope had not been there but various anti-Vatican groups had assembled at Trafalgar Square to voice-out their protests!  Kui! Kui! Kui!

Protestors and sightseers mingled in front of the National Gallery

If we hadn't promise to meet my BIL and his wife there, we would have entered the National Gallery.  Teringin nak tengok Van Gogh's Sunflower :) and the works of Renoir, Rembrandt and Monet ...  Nevermind, some other time :).   So we just took some photos outside the place.

National Gallery
north of Trafalgar Square

posing on Nelson's Column

... in the background is St. Martins-in-the-Field's Church

"Hah, nak ambik gambar Tourism Malaysia ke??" 
Tiba-tiba terdengar suara sumbang suamiku...
I thought he was poking fun at me as usual, but on further scrutiny I saw that a Tourism Malaysia office was indeed on the right side of Admiralty Arch!  Hehehe!

Admiralty Arch to the Southwest

See the lion's head??

... and the lion's rear (on the left)

Orang kata kalau ke sini mesti ambik gambar dengan singa bronze tu kan?  Well, I don't know how I could have missed taking a 'whole' picture of one of those lions (there were four!!).  I remembered trying very hard to get a nice angle of the lion but just couldn't because other avid photographers were constantly blocking my view trying to get their best shot!  Huh!  Must seriously consider getting wide-angle or zoom lenses...

With BIL and his lovely wife :)
So, that's about it.  We came, we took pictures, we bonded... but wait!  Where have all the pigeons gone?!  Read all about it at this link...


3yearshousewife said...

I like the square much better without the pigeon, cleaner and safer.
remembered my jalan2 in London, so hot and seas of people, stress...

Koonch said...

I quite like London compared to Bristol. In fact, Subang Jaya pun lebih happening dari Bristol :P