Photographer's Note

On the left behind the green fountain of mermaids/mermen/dolphins (by McMillan/Wheeler 1939)is our National Gallery, the facade of which was designed by William Wilkins. It first opened in this form in 1838.

On the right behind the larger fountain (originally built in 1849) is this years Christmas Tree, a majestic Norwegian Spruce which is kindly donated to Britain every year by Norway to express their gratitude for our sheltering of King Haakon VII during WWII.

Behind the Christmas Tree is the church of St-Martin-in-the-Fields. The church is a fusion of the Classical and Baroque styles of architecture, it was designed by James Gibb, and completed in 1726.

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Additional Photos by Adrian Warren (AdrianW) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 1144 N: 354] (2274)
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