I went for a photo walk in August around Regents Park. Here is the first one which deals with some streets around Regents Street.
Built in 1894
Each and every detail of this shop is lovely. The bricks are old and are warm, with both types, the brownish grey and the bright terracotta red ones. Imagine having a room with the round windows?
The Stags Head.
And next to it is this fortress like structure but with a lovely warm wooden door.
Then we have the general council for medical education. Quite a lovely amazing and interesting building.
The central thin columns have these statues. I couldnt make out who they were, presumably some Greek/Roman chaps.
Here is a lovely little statue of Quintin Hogg, died in 1903, the founder of the Polytechnic. Statues of teachers are few and far between, mostly you end up seeing bloody photographs of soldiers and politicians. Bah. He has managed to raise more people to happiness and economic wealth and purposefulness and to education than many others. Good man, salutations there old chap.
Once they rode horses, now they are riding Boris Bikes.
A view of Portland Place.
Field Marshall White. died 1912. When he died, there must have been an outpouring of grief and celebrations of the many he has lead to death and the wars he had won and lost. And now? 100 years later? Nobody remembers him.
The name of the sculptor