Eleanor Cross Monument & No.15 - The Strand Charing Cross
Sometimes as a photographer you don’t realise the significance of a certain shot until afterwards. In this image I’d captured two London icons – the last remaining (now) historic No.15 Routemaster ( see info on Historic No.15 image) & The Eleanor Cross Monument.
The latter stands erect in front of Charing Cross Railway Station
Originally one of twelve commissioned by King Edward I in memory of his beloved Queen Eleanor. They marked the places where the carriage, carrying the prematurely departed Eleanor, stopped en route from London to her place of rest in Scotland.
Although a replica of the original - still a very majestic, romantic yet ancient take on the modern 'Love locks or Love padlocks', what oh!....
Shot in front of one of London’s oldest train stations, Charing Cross, little did I know that the particular bus in the image, no.15, which ran daily along that particular route (from Tower Hill to Trafalgar Sq), at the time (2011) was one of only two of the original fleet of 2876 remaining in circulation. The bulk of the fleet had been withdrawn by 2005, whilst the penultimate no.9 was withdrawnin July 2014.
London WC2/ ©2011
Re Mounted & Frame Sizes
Please note that the size stated relates to the size of the mount not the image/print size:
28x20ins (70x50cms) mount with an 18x12ins (45x30cms) central image/print.
16x12ins (40x30cms) mount with a 9x6ins (22x15cms) central image/print.
The mount sizes are the same as the metric frame sizes you will go on to purchase for your mounted prints - be they standard shelf selections from high stores or custom made from your local art framer.