Saturday, January 9, 2010

0.1 Trafalgar Square

I’ve always had a special fondness for this small piece of London located at a crossroads, long called Charing Cross.

Perhaps it’s the excitement, with all manner of interesting things ‘going on’. Perhaps it’s the liberties enjoyed, such as children running freely in what appears to be a fairly formal and officious place.

If London is a playground, then Trafalgar Square is the Main Gate. This is the centre of London, geographically, functionally and spiritually. Six Avenues radiate from here to all parts of London. From here, all parts of London, (in fact, the entire Kingdom), can be found.

But more than a landmark, or starting line, the Square is a destination in itself. There are places of interest all around. Events and activities like New Years, through all seasons, stretch onto Christmas and the next New Year’s Eve, this is where so many locals and visitors come to celebrate the moment.

It is here where I set my bearings each trip, and it is from here that all other things can be measured, literally.,+london&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=York+Pl,+Westminster,+London+WC2N+5,+UK&ei=Q4pLS8XECdLjlAfCv5WKDQ&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=image&resnum=1&ved=0CAkQ8gEwAA

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