Tuesday, July 14, 2015

London, England: Admiralty Arch

Wow. This 100-plus-year-old building seems to have aged well.

It's Admiralty Arch, and connects the Old Admiralty Building. It's on The Mall near Trafalgar Square. The building went up in 1912, authorized by King Edward VII in honor of his mother, Queen Victoria. He never got to see it finished, though. The inscription on top translates to "In the tenth year of King Edward VIII to Queen Victoria, from most grateful citizens, 1910."

This used to be used for work associated with the government. The building was put up for sale in 2011, and purchased by 2013. The plan is to turn the place into a luxury hotel. I'd say that idea has a good chance of working. Who wouldn't want to stay there?

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