Trafalgar Square, a horse skeleton and no pigeons…..

This week I visited London again, and this time we went to Trafalgar Square – that well-known landmark and magnet for tourists.

When I was very young, probably around ten years of age, I visited London several times and we would always end up there. In those days, Trafalgar Square was inhabited by hundreds, if not millions, of pigeons, and tourists were encouraged to buy bird food for them. They would land on all parts of your body, whether you liked it or not. You could barely walk without treading on one of those infernal birds…. But now the pigeons are gone, the buildings and monuments cleaned up, and it is a different place altogether. Continue reading

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Modern art – do you love it or hate it?

I have been to the Tate Modern gallery in London several times. ┬áIt’s situated on the south bank of the river Thames, and it used to be the Bankside Power station until it was transformed into a huge gallery space, which opened in 2000. Continue reading