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Trafalgar Square is the site of protests and demonstrations, public celebrations and community gatherings.  It is dominated by Nelson’s Column, a tribute to Horatio Nelson,  a British Naval hero who died in 1805 during the Battle of Trafalgar in the Napoleonic Wars.

You can see Big Ben in the background.

Tourists love to climb on the four great bronze lions that surround Nelson’s Column and overlook the square.

The building in this photo is the National Gallery.  Today I made my second visit here and decided to get the audio tour for only £3.50.  What a great resource!  I highly recommend getting the 60 minute highlights tour.  I was provided a list of works along with a map of the museum.  Most works in the museum have a number on their title plaque, so I could get information on almost any work that interested me as I walked through the Gallery.

My favorite painting of the day: The Supper at Emmaus by Carravaggio