Green Park to Bloomsbury
A walk from Green Park through Soho and into the British Museum
(Photos/words © urban75, 18th February 2007)
Another Saturday afternoon walk took me from Charing Cross Road through Soho and then on to Bloomsbury.
Daffodils in Green Park. In mid February!
The ludicrously over the top gilded gates by Buckingham Palace.
Statue in memory of Edith Cavell, opposite the National Portrait Gallery, St. Martin's Place, near Trafalgar Square, London.
Born in Swardeston in Norfolk in 1865, Cavell served as a matron in the Berkendael Institute in Brussels, Belgium, which was taken over by the Germans in WW1.
In violation of military law, Cavell was accused of helping hundreds of Allied soldiers to escape to the neutral Netherlands, and was executed by firing squad on October 12, 1915.
The night before her execution she said the words now inscribed on her statue, "Patriotism is not enough, I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone."
Curious CCTV car with telescopic extending camera, St Martin's Lane.
Old Compton Street, Soho.
Comicana, Shaftesbury Avenue.
Next stop was a quick visit to the fabulous British Museum - it's a privilege being able to pop in and just absorb so much amazing stuff for free.
A faceless woman and her three headless mates.
Taking a photo.
Checking out the donations.
The Built between 1677-1685, the Church of St. Anne, Soho is credited as being, "possibly designed by Sir Christopher Wren or William Talmin, of both."
In the small garden in front of the church is the grave and commemorative memorial stone of eminent writer William Hazlitt who died in nearby Firth Street in 1830.
Building without a heart. Completely hollowed out building by the Strand.
Wall and girders.
There's usually something going on in the courtyard of Somerset House (like a beach dance performance or ice skating), so it was rather strange to see it totally deserted.
Gas lamp and old signs in Devereux Court, a short alley tucked away off The Strand.
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