Thursday, May 24, 2007

# Trafalgar Green!

Let's take a short break before going to Santorini, and let's visit Trafalgar Square, which has been transformed into a green space today.

2000 square metres of turf would cover the square for two days to promote green villages in city under the Visit London's campaign. The turf was sourced from the Vale of York.

As we were already in China Town, we decided to drop over at the square to have a look at the rare sight of greeneries in London... and we saw this.

It was amazing to see that a small patch of grass would attract such a massive crowd! Makes me wonder how deprived Londoners are of greeneries...

We decided to join the crowd on the grass to enjoy the long-waited sunny weather in London.

When the weather is sunny, and when there is some greens to relax on, we can definitely see some bottles of beer in the scene as well. These guys below sure know how to enjoy a picnic.

We hang around there, looking at random people, watching the sunset, and just chilling out. As the blazing sun went down, the whole square was bathed in golden light...

Here are some people riding on the magnificent lion, enjoying the sunset.

I looked up and saw Nelson's column in golden glow, reflecting the beautiful sun rays.

As we were leaving the square, we saw a peculiar pagoda! On closer look, we realized it was actually the church under construction. It was very interesting how the construction work produced an illusion that transformed the church into a eleven-storey high pagoda. (And it looks good too!)

For comparison, this is how the church looks like originally...

That's a nice little trip to a GREEN Trafalgar Square. If only it can be green all year long...

8 comments:

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Cities must have green areas for the public because incessant concrete is so awful. Nice pictures. You are a tourist eh?
The church/pagoda does look interesting - a better shape underconstruction than the original?
w.

YD said...

Wendy! You are up so early!

Hehe... I would transform into a tourist whenever I wanna take some shots. Ya I too love that pagoda shape better than the original design.

Jih Ying 致颖 said...

YD, you beat me to that. Was just thinking of going there to take some shots. Tomorrow is the last day. Guess I'll have to be there before meeting you all up at Borough Market.

Ozzy said...

went there on friday to check it out... i'll let u know when ive posted my pics up ;)

oh, and please do let me know the next time u feel like becoming a london tourist again..

Ozzy said...

oh, another thing... i think that people flock to the green trafalgar square just for its novelty.. i mean, when else can u tell people that u had a PICNIC at trafalgar square?... one thing about london is that it's filled with easily accessible public parks, unlike KL :(

The Moody Minstrel said...

Wow, green Trafalgar Square? That's definitely a sight! It's good that you could be there to witness it!

Whiskoffee said...

nice pagoda... =)

Happysurfer said...

Malaysia was also promoting Green Day last Sunday at FRIM. I thought about Low.