Greetings from … London

National Gallery at Trafalgar Square, London.

National Gallery at Trafalgar Square, London. © Cloudy_Wings

A lion at the foot of Nelson Column in the centre of Trafalgar Square is looking past the entrance of the National Gallery. Trafalgar Square in the centre of London was planned in 1820, the column honoring Admiral Nelson and his victory over the Spanish Armada in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The National Gallery was built in 1837 and houses paintings from the 13th through the 19th century. Only in 2003 the street in front of the National Gallery was turned into a piazza, giving Trafalgar Square its current look.

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