After lunch (The Courtyard – highly recommended), we walked down to the sea front.Past the old Wax Museum:-
The old Regent Cinema (1914):-
To Britannia Pier, much rebuilt:-
We wanted to get into the Hippodrome (1903), but couldn’t:-
Wilkins of the National Gallery designed a grand commemorative monument to Admiral Nelson in 1817, long before Trafalgar Square. I knew lots of such grandiose designs were exhibited at the RA, but not that this was completed:-
Then on to St. Nicholas’s Hospital, another monument to the Napoleonic Wars, designed by William Pilkington:-
Last stop the Winter Garden, re-erected from Torquay:-
What a great city !