Square -- Just beyond this colony of pigeons, to the
left of the picture at the northeastern corner of the Square, is the
Church of St Martin-in-the-Fields. The neo-classical building, part of
London's urban renewal after the Fire of 1666, is best known to music
lovers worldwide as the home of the Academy, a chamber orchestra that made
a string of memorable recordings in the 1980s and '90s under Sir Neville
Eleven years ago, I came upon a
group of homeless (or runaway) youths at the steps of St Martin. When I
came back to them with a loaf of sliced bread, my charity was refused.
"There's nothing to go with it," one answered.
This photo was taken with a Nikon F100 with f2.8 28mm Nikon
AF D lens, and Fujicolor NPH135 ISO 400 film.