Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Trafalgar Square in 55 words

The National Gallery. Fountains. Lord Nelson standing tall. The solemnity is reflected in a pearly grey sky spattered with melancholic clouds. Perhaps it is the weight of unshed rain. Birds perch on lamp posts, indulging in avian musical chairs set to the beat of traffic. One sits on Nelson’s hat and immediately her mood lifts.

11 comments:

San said...

sharp and precise

Just Mohit said...

Beee-aaa-utiful!!!

when birds sit on nelson's hat, my mood usually lifts as well... because then i'm safe from their droppings ;-)

TomCruiseChellum said...

During my last visit to Trafalgar Sq I saw some rather large lions. Are they still there?

anjali said...

avian musical chair...cute!

Sue said...

Nice post. I was just at Trafalgar square yesterday night and had just felt the same joy (maybe more because I had been lost and I know how to get back to my hotel from Trafalgar square).

This has more to do with one of the comments, but I find the thought of the Lions at Trafalgar Square running away, very hilarious..!

S said...

melancholic clouds...weight of unshed rain....beautiful!

TomCruiseChellum said...

On Sue's comment on my comment

My last visit referred to was circa 1990. Anything could happen during such a long stretch of time. For example I hear that you are no longer allowed to feed birds (doves ? they were a well fed and healthy lot who could do with a membership of Vandana Luthra's clubs) there and the starved birds have since vacated the premises

TomCruiseChellum said...

I am sorry lo. Understand they are pigeons not doves (Some might say they are the same only!)

Anonymous said...

Hey - you are a natty hand at these shorties - did you try Ammani's "I Ask You Write?"-- looking forward to your contributions...

Just Mohit said...

TCC: I was there last week, and had a chat with one of the lions. He assured me there were no plans as yet of their running away....but he was getting a wee bit tired of people clambering on his back. ;-)

Anonymous said...

It's true - they are doves, not pigeons! This was confirmed on Stephen Fry's funny fact finding programme QI, last week.