Friday, April 30, 2010
Trafalgar Square is one of the most beautiful and famous squares in the world. It is situated in London. It has been a central meeting place since the Middle Ages. There is the tall Nelson's Column At the center of the square. It was built to commemorate the victory of Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson over the French fleet at the Battle of Trafalgar on the 21st of October 1805. the column is 52 meters high.
The square is surrounded by different buildings. On the north side is the National Gallery. At the north-east corner is the St. Martin-in-the-Fields parish church. On the south side Whitehall is situated, on the east is Strand and South Africa House, and on the west - Canada House.Also there are two beautiful and bright fountains are situated.
Nowadays Trafalgar Square is the meeting place for many people. Every tourist who visit London come to the square. There is a tradition to celebrate holidays such as New Year and Christmas here. One of the most interesting traditions is A Norway Spruce. the people of Norway send a gift of an enormous Christmas Tree to Britain, which is erected in Trafalgar Square.