...this time at London's Trafalgar Square. Anti-austerity campaigners from Portugal, Greece, Spain and Italy rally at Trafalgar Square in the English Captial to support of the newly elected government officials in Greece to negotiate a better deal with the European Union with regard to the Greek national debt crisis
72 Hours in London (Shanghai Daily)
My latest feature article for the Shanghai Daily is a travel report on how to spend 72 hours in London.
The article can be found here.
Afternoon Tea in London
The new year starts with an action packed January, and a feeling that 2014 is going to be much better than 2013...or any other year before that.
The Scots arrive at Wembley
Scotland's Tartan Army flocked to the heart of London ahead of the friendly match with England. Around 30,000 Scottish football fans travelled to London for the friendly match at Wembley Stadium - the nation's first meeting with 'Auld Enemy' England since 1999. The capital became a sea of blue as Scotland supporters - many wearing kilts and ginger wigs - gathered in Trafalgar Square.
The English eventually won 3-2 of the Scots to take victory in a match. If there was any joy for the Scots, then thankfully the weather changed just in time to make them feel more at home in Wembley - the sunshine experienced earlier in the day turned into a cold and cloudy evening.
A giant rooster - the symbol of France - has taken up a perch beneath the admiral's statue in Trafalgar Square, which celebrates Britain's 1805 defeat of Napoleon's armies.
The 15.4ft fibreglass artwork took its place on the vacant Fourth Plinth today and will stay up for 18 months. London's mayor Boris Johnson unveiled the ultramarine blue sculpture, named Hahn/Cock, on the 25th of July, alongside with the German artist Katharina Fritsch.
'I definitely never thought about the French thing. But it's a nice humorous side-effect to have something French in a place that celebrates victory over Napoleon,' Fritsch told The Guardian newspaper.
If you love art (or even if you don't) then it's a delight to see this blue bird in the heart of London.
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