A quick scour through my vintage postcards helped me out again for this week's Sepia Saturday theme of statues. These are all from London, or its surrounding areas.
First up is a vintage postcard of the Statue of Diana in Bushey Park, Hampton Court. This statue was originally commissioned for Somerset House, but has been in Bushey Park since 1713.
Vintage postcard of the Statue of Diana, Bushey Park, Hampton Court
Easy to miss, but no visit to London's Hyde Park can be considered complete without seeing the Peter Pan statue in Kensington Gardens. The author of Peter Pan, J.M.Barrie lived close to the gardens and used them for inspiration.
Vintage postcard of the Peter Pan statue, Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, London
Located in Waterloo Place, just off London's Regent Street, is the Crimean War memorial, commemorating the allied forces victory in the Crimean War. The statue is by John Bell and features three guardsmen beneath the allegorical figure, Honour. The statue was made from the bronze cannons captured at the siege of Sevastopol.
Vintage postcard of the Crimean Memorial, Waterloo Place, London
I've not been able to find out anything about this next one - maybe someone out there knows?
Vintage postcard of statue at Mansion House, London
And finally, needing no introduction, is Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square, London.
Vintage postcard Nelson's Column, Trafalgar Square, London
As usual 100's more vintage postcards can be found on my web site