Its Saint George’s Day today. We are so proud! This guy slayed dragons apparently even though they didn’t exist. In fact its doubtful that St George existed himself but he’s the patron saint of Canada, Catalonia, England, Ethiopia, Georgia, Greece, Montenegro, Portugal, Serbia, the cities of Istanbul, Ljubljana and Moscow, as well as a wide range of professions, organisations and disease sufferers. Very impressive.
So St George’s Hall is being re-opened today by Prince Charles and there will be much bell-ringing. This image of St George is in the window at the South end of the main hall.
ST GEORGE’S HALL : a Brief History
1. Designed by Harvey Lonsdale Elmes and completed by Charles Robert Cockerell St George’s Hall was built between 1842 and 1854 and was both a law court and venues for music festivals. Queen Victoria described it as ‘’worthy of ancient Athens’’ and Nickolaus Pevsner called it “the finest example of neo-classical architecture in the world