Christmas trees. There are so many around Central London I thought it would be fun to collect pictures of them for my final Christmas post. It was like a mini BT ArtBox hunt but without a map. And I revisited some of the same places.
They are all public trees and arranged from East London to West London, during the day and at night.
The first ones are outside Dennis Severs’ house and have no decoration at all which I rather loved. The house is in Spitalfields in East London and has been preserved as the owner, an artist Dennis Server’s desired, with early 18th Century decor. And the most adorned tree was unsurprsingly was inside the museum of art and design, V&A, in the West.
I also noticed places I had previously ignored because a twinkling Christmas tree beckoning me towards it. Ely Place at Holborn Circus was one where a chapel survives from Edward 1 (13th Century). And the beautiful Art Nouveau frontage with two inverted trees at One, The Aldwych was another.
(as always the pictures are best enjoyed in Gallery mode. Click on anyone to switch)
Dennis Severs’ House, Folgate Street, Spitalfields, East London
St Paul’s Cathedral, London
Somerset House, Aldwych London
Somerset House, Aldwych, London
Savoy Hotel, The Strand, London
Trafalgar Square, London. The Norwegian Spruce is donated each year by the City of Oslo, since 1947
Nelson’s Column, Trafalgar Square, London
The Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London
St Paul’s Cathedral. This view of the front facade reminds me of The Treasury in Petra, Jordan. Can you spot the tree?
behind St Paul’s Cathedral looking toward The Millennium Bridge
St Paul’s Cathedral
Ely Place, Holborn Circus
off New Fetter Lane, EC4
St Dunstan’s in the West, Fleet Street, EC4
One Aldwych. The beautiful Art Nouveau facade is decorated with two trees suspended upside down.
The Savoy Hotel, The Strand
Covent Garden. This homeless person used the cone to bring us Christmas cheer.
The Houses of Parliament
Duke of York’s Square, off Sloane Street
looking at the shops on Sloane Street.
the subtlest christmas tree in the Madejski garden, V&A museum.
in the Foyer at the V&A museum
outside the Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road
ice skating at the Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road
Christmas music concert inside the Albert Hall, Kensington
Harrods Department store in Knightsbridge brings a touch of Las Vegas to London this Christmas
A Knightsbridge Hotel, opposite Harvey Nichols.
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for 2013.