Shaggy dog story
Oh, alright. Harefield is a re-homing centre. Here is the gallery of their dogs needing homes.
See where: London Daily Photo Map
A London photo every day. Some pictures will be there for their own sake, some because they are places you may like to see, all because they are part of what makes London what it is. Requests welcome!
Raising funds for Breast Cancer Care
The alcove in this quadrangle is one of fourteen removed from old London Bridge on its demolition in 1832.
It was purchased by the hospital in 1861 for ten guineas (£10.50p) as a shelter for convalescing patients, and formed the main feature of a wall from the south west corner of the old "Lunatick House" along the western boundary of the "Park" towards Guy's House. In 1901 the alcove was removed to the south end of the "Park" whence, in 1926, on the initiative of Mr Francis Pelham Whitbread, the treasurer it was moved to this position.
The alcove is of more recent origin than Guy's Hospital as the alcoves were added to London Bridge during reconstruction and widening measures taken in 1757 - 62 by the Clerk of the City Works, George Dance the elder.
To Arthur, Duke of Wellington,It was the very first statue of a naked man on public display in London. Originally anatomically correct, the fig leaf was added later to save blushes although it has been chipped off twice - in 1870 and 1961. If you look closely at the large image you can see it is added. Two contemporary cartoons show the furore it caused. Appropriately enough, last week's bike ride started from here.
and his brave companions in arms
this statue of Achilles
cast from cannons won at the victories
of Salmanaca, Vittoria, Toulouse and Waterloo
is inscribed by their countrymen
For twelve weeks, the streets of London are being turned into a Gallery - as around 30 full size recreations of National Gallery paintings are hung on the walls, in the most unexpected and unusual of places.Apart fromt he pleasure of discovering the paintings, there is a load of information about them, on the signs, downloadable mp3, text, you name it.
A link to Amazon for one of the best reads on London. I'll do a review of it shortly.
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