The Fourth Plinth Project (Trafalgar Square) Reviews
Newest Review: ... bothered to move him. By the end of the 19th century nobody could remember who the fella on the horse was so an inscription was added underneath - ah the indignity of being overshadowed by a sailor. In 1856 General Charles Napier was placed on the west side. General Charles who? Yep, even in his day I don't think he was ever a household name because he spent most of his days in India fighting with the locals. The third plinth hosts Major General Sir Henry Havelock who also spent most of his career putting down rebellions in India. And the fourth plinth has a large white Carrera marble statue of a heavily pregnant lady born with deform... more
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by - written on 18/09/07 (Very useful, 305 readings)
As is so often the case with public projects and big plans, when the money runs out, it's easy to work on the "don't worry, they'll never notice we didn't finish" principle. And so it was at Trafalgar Square. It was designed in 1838 by Sir Charles Barry and a few years later the square was named in honour of the 1805 naval victory at Trafalgar. Over the years bits got added on as the square developed into a major public space in the nation's capital. There probably wasn't too much trouble pulling together the money for a whopping great phallic column and a statue of Admiral Lord Nelson - after all, throughout history we've never been backward about ... Read the complete review
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