Thread: On The Square
View Single Post
Old 04-06-2014, 07:27 PM   #142
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Inactive
Posts: 36,483
Likes: 237 (190 Posts)
Lightbulb R Square

Russell Square is a large garden square in Bloomsbury, in the London Borough of Camden. It is near the University of London's main buildings and the British Museum. To the north is Woburn Place and to the south-east is Southampton Row. Russell Square tube station is nearby to the north-East..Russell Square in Perth, Western Australia is a large public space between Aberdeen Street, and James Street in Northbridge.. It was named after Lord John Russell..It has been also known as Parco dei Sospire ("The Park of Sighs") as it was the favoured meeting place of the Italian community of "Little Italy"..The Russell Square shelter is 1 of 13 such shelters that still exist. All are now Grade II listed buildings..In 1998, the London Mathematical Society moved from rooms in Burlington House to De Morgan House, at 57–58 Russell Square, in order to accommodate staff X-pansion..On 7 July 2005, in a co-ordinated bomb attack, an explosion in a train travelling between King's Cross St. Pancras and Russell Square resulted in the deaths of 26 people, making up nearly half of the total fatalities from the series of attacks and also causing damage to the tunnel. It was the last of the 3 bombs used in the attacks on the underground, although another bomb would later explode on a bus..Russell Square station has 3 lifts but no escalators.. The platforms can also be reached using a spiral staircase with 175 steps..Since 2004, the 2 buildings on the southern side, at numbers 46 and 47, have been occupied by the Huron University USA in London..Other local street names relating to the Duke of Bedford include Bedford Square, Bedford Place, Bedford Avenue, Bedford Row and Bedford Way; Woburn Square and Woburn Place (from Woburn Abbey); Tavistock Square, Tavistock Place and Tavistock Street , and Thornhaugh Street (after a subsidiary title Baron of Thornhaugh). The street lamps around this area carry the Bedford Arms..The square contained large terraced houses aimed mainly at upper-middle-class families..A number of the original houses survive, especially on the southern and western sides..Those to the west are occupied by the University of London, and there is a blue plaque on one at the north west corner commemorating that T. S. Eliot worked there for many years when he was poetry editor of Faber & Faber: a building now used by the School of Oriental and African Studies (a college of the University of London). Thomas Lawrence had a studio at number 67 (1805–1830). On the eastern side the Hotel Russell, built in 1898 to a design by Charles Fitzroy Doll, dominates (its builders were connected with the company which created RMS Titanic)- YuTu...

Russell is a male given name, that originated from the surname Russell, which in turn derives from the Anglo-Norman russel (Old French rossel) "red-haired or red-skinned", from Anglo-Norman rus (Old French ros) "red hair color" or "reddish skin" and suffix -el Russell may be shortened to Russ or Rusty and is a nickname for someone with red hair..The name may also refer to Clan Russell, a Scottish armigerous clan..Samuel Russell, born in Middletown, Connecticut (August 25, 1789 – 1862), was an American entrepreneur and trader, and founder of Russell & Company, the largest and most important American trading house in China from 1842 to its closing in 1891..Russell is cousin of William Huntington Russell who was co-founder of the Skull and Bones Secret Society at Yale University... will ye learn That me ye cannot slay-Year after year ye burn me in this grove..Lifting your puny shouts of triumph to the stars..When again you turn your faces to the marketplace..Do you not find me waiting as of old..Say Thou mocking spirit!It is not all a dream..We know thou waiting for us..When this out sylvan holiday has ended..We shall meet thee and fight thee as of old..And some of us prevail against thee..And some thou shall destroy..But this too we know...

Last edited by lightgiver; 04-06-2014 at 07:33 PM.
lightgiver is offline   Reply With Quote