Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Animals In War Monument

The inscription reads:
This monument is dedicated to all the animals that served and died alongside British and Allied forces in wars and campaigns throughout time
According to the BBC,
Inspired by Jilly Cooper's book, Animals in War, and commissioned by The Imperial War Museum, the memorial is a tribute to all the animals that served, suffered, and died in the wars and conflicts of the 20th century.

Eight million horses, as well as countless mules and donkeys died in the First World War alone. One hundred thousand pigeons also served the country, carrying messages to and from the front line.
Most telling is the inscription obscured by the light:
They had no choice
I must say, I really enjoyed seeing this. I don't usually enjoy memorials.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The Corner of Bryanston Street and Cumberland Place

This is a very attractive mixed use building in Westminster.

Monday, February 25, 2008

The Sportsman Casino

The Sportsman web site says that
As well as traditional casino gaming, including American and electronic roulette, Blackjack, Punto Banco and slot machines, The Sportsman offers a Dice table - just one of the features we believe makes this club stand out from the crowd.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

A Pedestrian on an Island

Someone waiting on the pedestrian island. This is on the corner of Kendal St. and Edgware Road.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Marylebone Road

This is near the intersection of Marylebone Road and Baker Street.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Ronnie Scott's and Bar Italia

This is near the corner of Frith and Old Compton Streets.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

The Duke of Wellington

It is difficult to see in this low-res version, but there is police tape in the road to the left of the pub. Seems as though there was a stabbing earlier in soho. Everyone was completely oblivious to what was going on, including myself. I only noticed something was amiss when coming right up on the tape.
This is on Winnett St, W1.