The Bull

Oxford Road, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, SL9 7PA, United Kingdom
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Caryatids on Euston Road!

by DryasAnne

I assume a lot of you Londoners and maybe some tourists have seen them.

But have you also been in Athens and see the original?

Re: Caryatids on Euston Road!

by leics

There are many UK members who are not Londoners.

I assume you mean the caryatids on St Pancras Church, which are modelled on those on the Acropolis?

http://www.heritageoflondon.com/projects/st-pancras-parish-church

I think those now to be seen on the Acropolis now are replicas and the originals are in the Acropolis Museum?

I've seen both, but why do you ask? Many buildings in the UK and Europe (and some in the US too) are modelled on those in ancient Athens, most especially the Parthenon (the Victorians were very fond of that appearance for their civic buildings).

Re: Caryatids on Euston Road!

by hawkhead

Or, for that matter, on Renaissance buildings.......

Re: Caryatids on Euston Road!

by planxty

Well, yes, I have seen the ones in Euston and the ones in the Acropolis.

Re: Caryatids on Euston Road!

by DryasAnne

"Many buildings in the UK and Europe (and some in the US too) are modelled on those in ancient Athens, most especially the Parthenon (the Victorians were very fond of that appearance for their civic buildings)."

Excuse my language, I tried an humorstic "angle"...

Indeed there are many modelled on the ancient Greek or Roman structures. Like Panthéon in Paris, with a porticus ala Pantheon and The Monument ala The column of Trajan.

But there are few exact replicas!

One is obvious. The Parthenon replica in Nashville, in full scale.

St Pancras Parish Church, except the tower, is said to be an excact replica /copy of the Erechtheum.

They say so. You Londoners who live by this nice church:

Is it?

Can you show the rest of us some pictures of the Caryatides, preferrably side by side with the "originals".

Again original copies, as you know, the real ladies are in the Acropolis museum :-)

Re: Caryatids on Euston Road!

by leics

Well, I don't live in London so that cuts me out, even if I wanted to set a photo of the caryatids against a photo of the Athens ones (why?).

But you can find lots of images of them if you google 'st pancras caryatids'.

They are not exact copies now (by Rossi), even if intended as such, because they had to have a slice removed from their middle to make them fit:

http://www.stpancraschurch.org/index.php?id=25

One of the original Erectheum caryatids is in the British Museum.

Travel Tips for London

Thank you

by aziljr

Thanks guys,
it's been very helpful. Yes, we are a family of three, with a teenage son and we are very active. :)

One more question though. From the point of view of the Heathrow Express and general access to transport, which area is preferable? Again, I was recommended Paddington, but I guess there should be other options?

Asil

Get on one of the red London...

by buzzz

Get on one of the red London Bus Tours, it's about £12 for 24hours and you can hop on and off the bus when you like and they're along every 10 or 15 minutes when your ready to move on. You also get loads of great info from the guides on the bus that you might have missed otherwise.

Leicester Square Odeon

by ratherton

Walking past the Odeon on Leicester Square, it looks like just another cinema but it’s here where UK movie premiers usually take place. Standing out in the rain waiting to catch a glimpse of an over-paid (and usually over-rated) movie star isn’t something I ever intend to do (I prefer to stand out in the rain watching over-paid and over-rated footballers) but if it’s your ‘thing’ then this is the place to do it. You can also just go there to watch films but I understand it’s not the cheapest cinema in London.

Stomp over the wibbly-wobbly Bridge

by sourbugger

The Millenium Bridge as it is properly called, is an impressive piece of modern engineering, although less spectacular than it's namesake - the Millenium Bridge across the Tyne in Newcastle.

Heaps of derision were initially poured on it as when it first opened the number of people traversing it, caused it to ossilate up and down - thus making it unsafe, if rather fun.

With the problems fixed it has created a very useful pedestrian link between Tate Modern and St Paul's Cathedral, opening a new an pleasing vista of Wren's Masterpiece.

Americans!

by charlottespencer

Most English people only ever hear American accents on TV, and it is still seen as very glamourous. If you speak loudly on public transport, don't be surprised if there's a hush as people listen to you! Alternatively, if you're very unlucky, you may get a little hostility because the US and Bush is unpopular right now. But I shouldn't worry about it.

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