"Street lamp hunting all over London" London Streets, Lamps & People Tip by Trekki
London Streets, Lamps & People, London: 20 reviews and 56 photos
But not only the street lamps’ pedestals are worth a closer look, it is also the lamps themselves which are of outstanding beauty. I couldn’t get enough of the ones in front of House of Lords, which not only look nice but also give a wonderful photo opportunity for “rows” (photo 1). Here I took many photos of all angles, but this one turned out to be the best and I would like to thank the security officer in front of Sovereign entrance for letting me walk past the barrier for this shot. Other beautiful lamps are at very prominent places, such as the one in photo 2. These are lined around the circle in front of Buckingham Palace/Victoria Monument and along The Mall – like an armada of ships sailing away out into the world, symbolising the Kingdom’s naval power. Another set of Royal lamps with the little crown on top are in the gardens of Buckingham Palace (photo 5) and around the House of Commons’s part of Houses of Parliament.
Some lamps are tucked away in streets behind famous London sights, like the one in photo 3 in front of Bow Street Police Station, seat of the first established London Police and, according to the website, the place where the criminal case of Crippen was held. It is in Covent Garden, behind the Royal Opera House. Maybe my most favourite lamp is the one in photo 4, which is in the tiny garden of St. Paul’s Church at Covent Garden (not the famous St. Paul’s Cathedral!!). This garden with its many wooden benches is a lovely retreat from the hustling and bustling of Covent Garden mania and the flowers already took over their space by winding around the lamps.
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