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Nelson's Column

Nelson's Column, Trafalgar Square, London. http://www.royalmint.com/shop/The_Portrait_of_Britain_Collection

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1906 Trafalgar Square Underground Station entrance, London. With Nelson's Column just visible through the smog. Trafalgar Square was a station on the Bakerloo that was renamed Charing Cross and extended (linking it to the Northern line) 1979. The station previously called Charing Cross was renamed Embankment although initially the trains running to tis station still showed Charing Cross as their destination. Confused? You will be! All information credited to the awesome…

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Trafalgar Square A 145-foot-high monument, bearing a statue of Lord Horatio Nelson guarded by lions, marks the spot considered the center of London.

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from Mail Online

Images from history: Rarely seen photographs bring 1800s London back to life

It's one of the most famous landmarks in the UK - and this unique shot shows Nelson's Column under construction in April 1844

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