Every Wednesday I’m posting a photograph which highlights the whimsical nature of London. As a tour guide, I get to see a lot of astonishing things while researching my walks and I will use this blog series as a means of sharing these sights with you.
The Thames could easily be mistaken for the Nile when coming upon a couple of (faux) sphinxes guarding Cleopatra’s Needle. Dating back to 1878, these bronze sculptures adorn an Ancient Egyptian obelisk (1450 BC) erected along Victoria Embankment. Facing the wrong way, these two sphinxes should actually be looking away from Cleopatra’s Needle in order to correctly fulfill their role.