History and Culture A _ 2012-2013

A class blog Patricia Bou. English Studies. UV

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Trafalgar Square

This is me and a friend (and many other turists) at Trafalgar Square in 2008. I went there with my friends when I was in 4th ESO. It was a wonderful experience. On the one hand, it was the first time that I went abroad and I was very excited. On the other hand, I was travelling with my friends (and not with my parents) so it was unforgettable. I have decided to upload this photograph because this sculpture really impressed me. I have added some information about the Trafalgar Square that it is realted to our subject.

Trafalgar Square is a public space and tourist attraction in central London, England, United Kingdom built around the area formerly known as Charing Cross. It is in the borough of the City of Westminster. At its centre is Nelson's Column, which is guarded by four lion statues at its base. 
The name commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar (1805), a British naval victory of the Napoleonic Wars over France. The original name was to have been "King William the Fourth's Square", but George Ledwell Taylor suggested the name "Trafalgar Square".
In the 1820s, George IV engaged the architect John Nash to redevelop the area. Nash cleared the square as part of his Charing Cross Improvement Scheme. The present architecture of the square is due to Sir Charles Barry and was completed in 1845.

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trafalgar_Square



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