Pigeon City

I remember being in London as a child, and even when I was about 15 years old, when Trafalgar Square was swarming with the birds, when you could buy seed for them. My grandmother has a photo at the top of her staircase back in New York of me standing there in the square, about a year old, surrounded by pigeons. In fact, there’s even a website called Save the Trafalgar Square Pigeons.

Then, there is of course, Brian Pigeon, blogging about the lives of pigeons in London since 2005, updated regularly and always entertaining.

I love this little series of bathing pigeons added to the LLO Flickr pool by new contributor Uair01.

pigeons taking a shower

Here’s one from Fabienne & Co.:
le pigeon de Trafalgar

And a few of my own:

Pigeon Conversation

Yea, what?

Who You Lookin' At?

Do you remember feeding the Trafalgar Square pigeons as a child?

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Powerless Structures, Fig. 101

Unveiled on Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth two days ago, the boy on a rocking horse is quite a different sculpture than the Prada shop installation that Nordic artists Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset  set up in the middle of the desert in Texas in 2005. A twist on a traditional war monument, it “celebrates the heroism of growing up. It is a visual statement celebrating expectation and change rather than glorifying the past.”

Love these photos that Where The Art Is captured and posted in the LLO Flickr pool. Creative compositions. I especially like the one with the water from the fountain!

The latest sculpture on the fourth plinth, Trafalgar Square, London

The latest sculpture on the fourth plinth, Trafalgar Square, London

The latest sculpture on the fourth plinth, Trafalgar Square, London

The latest sculpture on the fourth plinth, Trafalgar Square, London

The latest sculpture on the fourth plinth, Trafalgar Square, London

The latest sculpture on the fourth plinth, Trafalgar Square, London

Has anyone else managed to get down there to see it yet? What do you think?

The Trafalgar Sun

Trafalgar Sun

What better way to brighten up London on the “most depressing day of the year” than installing a giant Tropicana sun in the middle of Trafalgar Square?  (Although, I think if they do it again, it should give off a bit of heat and then they can fill all of Trafalgar Square with sand and have a beach party…

Unfortunately I was holed up in a dark office all day, but Where The Art Is managed to add these two photos to the Flickr pool for us. Did anyone else get down to see it? Check out the rest of his set here for a better look at it because it was up for one day only!

Trafalgar Sun

Free Lunch: Crazy Carrots

Did anyone manage to get down to Trafalgar Square for the Free Lunch for 5,000 last Friday? I didn’t but Sabine Thoele did and she got a few shots I love of some crazy carrots.

Free Lunch event was meant to shine some light on food waste. Here’s a fast fact from their website. Even crazier than the carrots…”All the world’s nearly one billion hungry people could be lifted out of malnourishment on less than a quarter of the food that is wasted in the US, UK and Europe.”

Food for thought, no?

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