King Richard III statue, Castle Gardens, Leicester
Statue of Richard III, last Plantagenet king of England. Much maligned by the victorious Tudors, Shakespeare wrote him as crook-backed and treacherous, though no extant records record such a thing. He is also infamously supposed to have ordered the death of his nephews, thereby leaving his path to the throne clear after his brother, Edward's death. As of September '12 a dig is in progress in Leicester, to attempt to find his grave.
- LON141992 GB. England. Leicester Cathedral. (St Martinâ€™s) From 'The English Cathedral', a Book published by Merrell in October 2012. Between 2010 and 2012 Peter Marlow photographed the Nave's of all forty two of England's Anglican cathedrals using only natural light at dawn. Marlowâ€™s photographs are accompanied by his commentary on the project, including sketches and preparatory shots; an introduction by V&A senior photography curator Martin Barnes on the tradition of church…
Lost in Leicester
From the town hall square I set off on foot in the general direction of my hotel. This resulted in me getting pleasantly lost and seeing a number of buildings I otherwise would have missed. This impressive edifice on Belvoir street being one example. Helen has more info on her photostream.