On the switching on of the fountains in Trafalgar Square

“The pigeons, which have become as plump and pampered as the pigeons of St Mark, took panic at this daily event and, exploding upwards from every corner of the square, performed a couple of turns round Nelson before they settled down again to bow on their mulberry-coloured feet to kneeling provincials with bags of peas.”

HV Morton, “In Search of London” (1951)

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July 28, 2009 · 8:40 am

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