National Geographic : 1937 Jan
AS LONDON TOILS AND SPINS © Donald lcLeish LORD NELSON HAS WATCHED A CENTURY OF LONDON LIFE SWIRL PAST TRAFALGAR SQUARE Second only to Hyde Park as a gathering place for political demonstrations is this wide plaza, laid out in honor of that doughty British sea fighter and his victory over the French and Spanish at Trafalgar. Atop the lofty granite Nelson Column, guarded by its four huge Landseer lions, stands a thrice life-size statue of the hero, mortally wounded by a French sharpshooter during the battle in 1805. Beyond appears the long facade of the National Gallery. fe1 if -~----- -- -rc~c . - - .