Trafalgar Square was opened in central London in 1844 as a grand public area. Nelson’s Column is the centrepiece, with fountains, lions and a plinth in each corner.
The Fourth Plinth remained empty for over 150 years. This century, it has been temporary home to a variety of sculptures, statues, art pieces. Here are some of my favourites.
The London Eye is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the UK. It was constructed for the millennium and at the time was the world’s largest Ferris Wheel.
We’ve been on the Eye several times and enjoyed a repeat visit last month. It provides great views across the city and a birds eye view down into some of the buildings.
It has been a public holiday today in the south of Tasmania, so we visited the Australian Wooden Boat Festival again for its final day.
The festival has been a great success, celebrating local food and drinks, local wood crafts as well as the boats. There has been entertainment each day, a variety of musicians dotted around the waterfront and on Parliament House lawns. Also this delightful little Dutch music boat, with a mini organ and trumpet.
Kids have been building their own wooden boats during the four day festival. Today was the moment of truth as the boats were put in the water for the “Quick n Dirty” Challenge. Two laps of a small course, the first with sails, the second with just oars, attracted a large crowd. The boats were original and artistic, the last boat to sink was the winner!
We had a visitor inside our office this morning. At first I only saw the head and tail. When I could see he had legs I was ok and took him outside with the advice not to hold him by the tail, as the tail will fall off and he’d run off. Really?
Colleagues then spent the rest of the day telling me about snake encounters, mice plagues and other joys of living in rural Tasmania.