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King James II, and why London stopped feeding pigeons

The statue of James II stands in front of the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square.  He is depicted as a Roman emperor, wearing armour and with a laurel wreath crown–under the pigeon perched on his head.  James II was originally … Continue reading

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Alison Lapper

In 2006, quite unexpectedly, R and I found ourselves in London for a very short few days.  We took one of those hop on-hop off bus tours for a few hours.  Also quite unexpectedly, as we entered Trafalgar Square, we … Continue reading

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