A high resolution panorama overlooking Trafalgar Square, London, as the lights come on to illuminate Nelson’s Column, the Landseer lions and the fountains. The National Gallery, St Martin-in-the-Fields Church, Canada House, and South Africa House can all be seen around the square with the London Coliseum (home of the English National Opera) in the background.
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Named to commemorate the Battle of Trafalgar, Trafalgar Square is one of London’s best-known and popular public spaces. Nelson’s Column and the Landseer Lions stand in its centre, the National Gallery on its north side and St Martin in the fields is nearby. Once as famous for its unwelcome visitors, pigeons, as its statues and monuments, a ban on feeding the pigeons and the use of birds of prey has seen them almost completely disappear from the square.
Pigeons have enormous fields of vision – they can see 340-degrees around without moving, thanks to their side-mounted eyes. The peripheral vision of each eye is so great that the two visual fields overlap, giving the pigeon a binocular field of 24-degrees when it looks straight ahead. Trafalgar square celebrates the famous naval victory at […]
In 2007, ‘Visit London’ bought in turf from the Vale of York and used it to turn Trafalgar Square into a village green for a couple of days.