Waiting for the light to change at the pedestrian crosswalk, ever-present camera in hand, I took this picture of a lamp post across from Trafalgar Square in London. What wonderful detail used to be routinely applied to everyday objects!
This charming sculptured cherub item was created by William Sugg and Company who operated from 1837 to 1969 and their website shows a fascinating range of items that they produced and is well worth perusing for an understanding of how lovely London was in the late 1800s.
If you scan to the bottom of the page that I have linked above, you will see a drawing that indicates the appearance upon installation 129 years ago. The original glass globes were particularly pretty, in my opinion. But the lovely base is still there for the observant pedestrian in London to enjoy.
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