WV6448 : Charing Cross

Charing Cross
Charing Cross
The Toad is a monument erected at Charing Cross in 2004, as part of the commemoration of the octocentenary of Jersey's status of Crown Dependency, and in memory of the presence on the site between 1698 and 1812 of the island's prison. The monument, created by Gordon Young, consists of a 9-foot tall column of polished Jersey granite into which is carved extracts from the Code Le Geyt of 1698 concerning crimes and applicable punishments. On top of the column is a Jersey crapaud - the site was originally marsh land, and the numerous toad colonies in the area are the source of the nickname commonly applied to Jersey people.

In front of The Toad is the motorbike belonging to Vladimir Yarets, a native of Minsk (Belarus). He is aiming at a Guinness Book world record to be the first deaf person to do a round the world trip on a motorbike. In 2007 he was in Auckland, New Zealand LinkExternal link His round-the-world trip was started on the 27th of May 2000. Currently he has traveled through more than 69 countries and covered the total distance exceeding 302,279 km. LinkExternal link
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2010
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Gerald England   (find more nearby)
Image classification
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Date Taken
Thursday, 7 October, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 8 November, 2010
Category
Town scene   (more nearby)
Subject Location
MGRS: geotagged! WV 6492 4842 [10m precision]
WGS84: 49:11.1088N 2:6.5463W
Photographer Location
MGRS: geotagged! WV 6491 4842
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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