Monday, 5 January 2015

One afternoon at Trafalgar Square

There are certain things in life which stand alone and simple but have a great depth to their existence. One such sight in London of simplicity with a history is to be seen during Christmas time at Trafalgar Square. 

It is here that every Christmas, stands a beautiful tall Christmas tree well light for the sightseers pleasure. Ordinarily one may assume that it is an ordinary Christmas tree with lights on it to celebrate the occasion of joy, new birth and giving.

However when one dwells in the history of this tree it speaks a different story. Every year since 1947, a Christmas tree has been given to the people of London from the people of Norway in gratitude for Britain’s support for Norway during World War II. 

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If one is visiting London during Christmas, one can see this tree standing tall until just before the 12th night of Christmas season after which it is taken down for recycling.

So there you go, stand under this world’s most famous Christmas tree and click a picture to cherish for ever or still better take in your heart not just as a symbol of love but also gratitude.

Post sponsored by London Universities International Partnership #LUIP

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