My Pictures of London

More sights of walking the city of London

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Where else do you get your picture taken: Buckingham Palace, home of Queen Elizabeth II.
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The Palace, bought by King George III in 1762 and made the royal residence by Queen Victor, has been continually expanded and remolded, now 360 feet long with 600 rooms.
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The Horse Guards and its Parade, the home of the Mounted Cavalry and headquarters of the British Army.
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St. Martins-in-the-fields on Trafalgar Square, where I also stopped for a luncheon piano recital.
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Interior of St. Martins
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Trafalgar Square, dominated by a 145 foot granite column built in 1843, the 4 lions were added in 1868, the pools in 1939.
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A view of one of the bronze lions, with the National Museum behind.
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Trafalgar square honors England's great military hero Horatio Nelson, an Admiral who died in the Battle of Tafalgar. From here one looks down Whitehall, towards Downing street, Parliment and Big Ben.
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The Imperial War Museum (a formar insane hospital) with reminders of England's involvement in the two World Wars (among others).
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Kingsway - St. Marys? - Or St. Gile's in the Fields?
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St. Patrick's at Soho Square, in 1791 it was the first public Catholic Church to be opened / used after the Reformation.
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Tyburn Convent, found here in 1903, Benedictine adoration sisters (driven from Paris because of anti-religious laws), the sisters have erected a Martyr's Shrine in the crypt with many relics, and have continual exposition in the upper chapel.
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Tyburn is one of the important Catholic sites, (as the plaque says) the Tyburn Tree was located by here, where hundreds, if not thousands, would be executed, including countless Catholic martyrs.

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