Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Interesting sights of London




Here are some sights of London you might not normally see. The first is a statue of Boadecia - the pagan warrior who, along with her four daughters, led the native Britons to fight the invading Romans. She was the original Xena, warrior princess, in my view.
The second is a piece of modern art found at Trafalgar Square. Admiral Nelson is found on a much higher pedestal in the central part, but to the side is this lovely piece that represents life and creation. I don't think I care to reflect on why she has no arms.
The last is a building that I thought looked kinda like a pineapple. It was recently completed, and the first night it was lit up in green - and thus the people dubbed it the Erotic Gerkin.
I love the British.

1 comment:

David said...

1. Visiting London was a little like reliving fairy tales from my childhood. Growing up reading about a land filled with kings and queens, singing a song about the London Bridge, and being told in seventh grade Geography class that Thames is pronounced “Tims”, were enough to create in me the desire to visit this place at some point in my life. I am deeply grateful for being given the opportunity to travel to this amazing country. I was amazed of a quantity of Limo London owners.I love going to Cities and getting lost in the history of the place, I can do that everyday in London. Next time you go to London, open your eyes and look around you. It is like an another world.
Thanks Rio for your fascinating blog, pictures.
Keep up the great work!