London - Commute Chronicles - From Victoria to Covent Gardens

On my last trip to London, I commuted from the area around Victoria Station to Covent Gardens.  I peeked through the bars surrounding Buckingham Palace.
The blue sky and fluffy clouds provided an uplifting backdrop to this war memorial nearby.
Check out the Royal Horse Guard.  I almost didn't recognize the place...the first time I'd seen it was when we attended a beach volleyball match during the Olympics.  
Emerging from St. James Park, I was a bit frustrated by the continuous wall of fences that forced me a good half kilometer out of my way.
I didn't stay irritated for long though when I popped out alongside these gorgeous columns.
Dramatic busts adorned the building across the street.
I descended the steps at the end of Waterloo Place past the Duke of York Monument.
a more jaunty, and down to earth statue stood nearby.
I passed through an impressive set of gates and emerged onto Trafalgar Square.
I admired the rich architecture and embellishments outside of Charing Cross Station.
Walking along, I spotted a line of coats suspended in the air around Monmouth Street in Covent Gardens.
I went in for a closer look and realized that they were coats representing various trades (eg: carpenter, painter, etc).
All were well worn and covered with soot.
I love the unexpected things you find when you take time to wander about an unfamiliar city.

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