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The Monty Python Foot

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Many tourists who visit TrafalgarSquare in London, England think that the square and the surrounding area is all there is to see including the many hundreds of pigeons flocking there. However, there is much more than what one can see right away. Get a closer look at the lions that stand guard at the fountain and you’ll notice that these lions have paws that would look better on a housecat than a lion. 

In the southeast corner of the square, you can see a lamppost with what looks like a door. The door in this lamppost actually leads to the smallest police station in London. One police officer could fit inside of the lamppost so that he could keep an eye on the crowds in the square. Today it is used as a broom closet.

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Take a look into Room 8 in the National Gallery and at the artwork of Agnolo Bronzino “An Allegory with Venus and Cupid”. It was painted for King Francis I of France in the 16thcentury. Hundreds of years afterward Terry Gilliam an American animator found inspiration in this painting. He saw Cupid’s foot and it became the iconic Monty Python foot that comes stomping from the sky and squashing scenes in the comedy series “Monty Python’s Flying Circus”.

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