Many people have asked me if this is in Italy or Spain or… well… anywhere apart from London. In fact, you know those famous fountains in the heart of Trafalgar Square? This is one of them. You can see South Africa building blurred into the background.
Don’t love London? Look harder :-) I look at this and I remind myself I am home.
When the square was first built in 1845, the fountains’ primary purpose was not aesthetics, but rather to reduce the open space available and the risk of riotous assembly. They were originally fed by a steam engine behind the National Gallery from an artesian well underground. However, the engine were generally considered to be underpowered, so in the late 1930s the decision was made to replace them with stone basins and a new pump. At a cost of almost £50,000, the fountains were replaced with a design by Sir Edwin Lutyens and the old fountains were sold to donors and became gifts to Canada, eventually installed in Ottawa and Regina, where they are still in use today. The Lutyens design is now listed Grade II. Read more
Trafalgar Square, London, England. November 2008.
Canon 400d, 75-300 lens.
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