These two images are amazing. The 1793 engraving shows the Sculpture of Charles I, the oldest royal sculpture in London, in its present location. It was once the very spot where the medieval Charing Cross was located. It is amusing to see the buildings which surrounded the sculpture in the early Regency period at the end of the 18th century. At the time of this engraving, the area now known as Trafalgar Square was the site of the Royal Mews where the King’s horses and carriages were kept. The Mews was moved to Buckingham Palace by Nash and King George IV. I have written quite a lot in my blog about this sculpture and this location. Fascinating to you.
The second image is amazing to me because the only place such a photograph could have been captured is from the bank of one of Landseer’s monumental lions at the base of Nelson’s Columns–and with a 100-400 lens. This is really quite a fabulous photograph–one that I wish I had taken. Thank you, Angelo, for sending it. Wonderful.
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