Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Tuppence









I love the statues dotted all over.  As we wandered about I kept mentally singing to myself, "feed the birds, tuppence a bag.  Tuppence, tuppence, tuppence a bag".

Isnt it beautiful

7 comments:

northsider dave said...

I think you're A Mary Poppins fan, Sol? I love the Ealing comedies like Passport To Pimlico. My Fair Lady and Scrooge are also up there in my favourite London/English films.

John Gray said...

A song that always makes me cry

Chickpea said...

I haven't been there for ages, beautiful building, thanks for the photos.

Sol said...

Hey Dave, I used to have to watch Mary Poppins all the time when my Nieces were little else they would scream the house down. "AGAIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNN!!!!, AGGGGAAAAAIIIINNNNN". beating their little fists on the floor if the video finished. That and the little mermaid and beauty and the beast. Sigh. it was exhausting as a 12 year old to have them throwing fits all the time. I love a good carry on film.

John, I sat on the steps and had my picture taken. Some of the bit where they go into the bank I feel is echoed in Gringotts from the Harry Potter film. dont you think?

Chickpea, it is a stunning building. we dont build anything beautiful now. just all glass and flash. it isnt my favourite when it is like that.

susie said...

I like the gold parts...or are they bronze?

Sol said...

Hi Susie, I think they wouldnt be gold some one would steal them.

Raybeard said...

Such are my weak powers of observation that I'd never noticed (in photographs) the statues of the 'saints and apostles' until Mary P. sang her (lovely) song.

I always think it's a bit of a shame that that statue of Queen Anne had to be plonked right in front of the cathedral thus making it an obligatory feature of any front-on view. (Even more egregious is, of course, Queen Vic blocking the otherwise panoramic sight of Buck House). Let them have their statues - but please have due regard to their placement.