At Trafalgar Square

On Monday, April 5, after doing necessary office work we had some free time, so we went to Trafalgar Square. It is a busy place and I never tire of the scenes there.

In the photo above you are looking toward the Thames River and can see the clock tower of Parliament in the far distance.

Wouldn’t you like to stand at one of the lions to have your photo taken?

Facing the Square, and Nelson’s Column, is the National Gallery.

We spent two hours there. I was especially impressed with the huge paintings – ten or twelve feet tall – maybe bigger. Of the John Constable paintings I liked the well-known The Hay Wain (wagon). JoLene admired The Cornfield, shown below, by the same painter.

Outside the Gallery is a statue of George Washington, donated by the State of Virginia.

This is a feeble introduction to the riches of The National Gallery, but it will have to do.

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