Sunday Sights

The Queen of Crime

Every Sunday I’m posting a photograph of an iconic building, location or view in London. As a tour guide, I take great pleasure in showing these world famous sights to visitors and this weekly blog series will serve as a virtual extension of my guided walks.

agathachristiememorial Hailed as the most translated author in the world, Dame Agatha Christie certainly needs no introduction. Unveiled in 2012, this memorial is shaped like a gigantic book and contains a bust of the celebrated crime writer. I recently took this photograph before catching a play in the West End and I was struck by how the neon green light of the ‘Ghost Stories’ billboard illuminated Christie’s face. What would Hercule Poirot think?

Fun fact: Did you know that ‘The Mousetrap’ is the longest running theatre show ever? On the 18th of November 2012, the legendary play celebrated its 25,000th performance!

Yannick Pucci is an independent tour guide and founder of London Unravelled. All his public walks can be found on EventBrite and you can also follow his adventures on Twitter.

Sunday Sights

V&A Rotunda Chandelier

Every Sunday I’m posting a photograph of an iconic building, location or view in London. As a tour guide, I take great pleasure in showing these world famous sights to visitors and this weekly blog series will serve as a virtual extension of my guided walks.

dalechihulyvandaA real show-stopper, Dale Chihuly’s chandelier looms inside the rotunda of the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A). Consisting of over 1,300 pieces, this spectacular glass sculpture never fails to make visitors stop in their tracks and look up. Formally trained in the United States of America, Chihuly (born 1941) also worked in Murano, the Venetian archipelago famous for its glass-blowing tradition.

Fun fact: Did you know that it took the Chihuly Studio over five days to install the V&A’s chandelier? (A team of six wired it up, in reverse, from the bottom to the top.)

Yannick Pucci is an independent tour guide and founder of London Unravelled. All his public walks can be found on EventBrite and you can also follow his adventures on Twitter.

Sunday Sights

Harrods: Omnia Omnibus Ubique

Every Sunday I’m posting a photograph of an iconic building, location or view in London. As a tour guide, I take great pleasure in showing these world famous sights to visitors and this weekly blog series will serve as a virtual extension of my guided walks.

harrodsatnightLocated in ritzy Knightsbridge, Harrods is one of London’s most iconic department stores. Its motto, Omnia Omnibus Ubique, translates to ‘All Things for All People, Everywhere’ and harks back to the golden age of the retail emporium. I took this photograph in November 2014 and I was particularly struck by how the sky looked almost like a painted stage set. Could Harrods, the Opera, be next?

Fun fact: Did you know that over 12,000 light bulbs are used to illuminate the façade of Harrods?

Yannick Pucci is an independent tour guide and founder of London Unravelled. All his public walks can be found on EventBrite and you can also follow his adventures on Twitter.