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Old 04-06-2014, 08:33 PM  
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Sloane Square Hotel is located on the north side of Sloane Square, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Nearby notable buildings include the Royal Court Theatre, the department store Peter Jones and the Sloane Square Underground station..During the 1960s, the hotel was part of the Swinging London phenomenon, which encompassed fashion, music, art and other forms of popular culture. Early in February 1962, The Beatles stayed in the hotel for several weeks, and in the following year they used the building as a venue for a photographic session with the photographer Cyrus Andres, on 10 February 1963. The hotel also played host to the first meeting between Paul McCartney and his future girlfriend Jane Asher, when McCartney was interviewed by the Radio Times on 18 April 1963..The pedestrian area leading to Pavilion Road now houses the flagship stores of many luxury brands including Brora and Links of London..Sloane Square is a small hard-landscaped square on the boundaries of the central London districts of Knightsbridge, Belgravia and Chelsea, located 2.1 miles (3.4 km) southwest of Charing Cross, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The area forms a boundary between the 2 largest aristocratic estates in London, the Grosvenor Estate and the Cadogan.. The square is part of the Hans Town area designed in 1771 by Henry Holland Snr. and Henry Holland Jnr. Both the town and square were named after Sir Hans Sloane (1660–1753), whose heirs owned the land at the time...The square lyes at the East End of the trendy Kings Road and at the south end of the more conventionally smart Sloane Street linking to Knightsbridge. In the early 1980s, it lent its name to the "Sloane Rangers", the young underemployed, often snooty and ostentatiously well-off members of the upper classes.. The square has 2 notable buildings: Peter Jones department store and the Royal Court Theatre..The River Westbourne is carried over the tube station in a large iron pipe..On the northern side of the square is the Sloane Square Hotel..Near it, are the National Army Museum and Holy Trinity Sloane Street, the basilica-like parish church known as the "Cathedral of the Arts & Crafts Movement", built in 1890 a few yards from the square itself..Charles II (29 May 1630 – 6 February 1685) was monarch of the 3 kingdoms of En-Gland, Scotland, and Ireland...The Venus Fountain which stands in the centre of the square was constructed in 1953, designed by sculptor Gilbert Ledward.. The fountain depicts Venus, and on the basin section of the fountain is a relief which depicts King Charles II and Nell Gwynn by the Thames, which was used in relation to a house located close by The Green Man Shake hands pops in for a ChitChat...


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Sloane's Urania (Urania sloanus) was a moth of the Uraniidae family, last reported in 1894 or 1895.. but possibly surviving until at least 1908..It was black with iridescent red, blue and green markings. The iridescent parts of the wings do not have pigment; as determined by optical sciences for the species ..Sloane, New South Wales is a small locality whose main reason for being is its railway station and wheat silo.. The area was named after Alexander Sloane, one of the pioneers of the Riverina, who owned the grazing properties Savernake Station and Mulwala Station..Urania fulgens belonging to the same genus, the color originates from refraction of light by the ribbon-like scales covering the moth's wings.This moth is considered "the most spectacular Urania species".. As most species of the subfamily Uraniinae, it was a day flying moth while most moths are active at night; its bright colors advertised, as a warning, the fact that it was also toxic..Sloane is located on the Victorian Oaklands railway line and as such the railway was constructed to BroaD GauGe.. In 2008 a decision was taken to gauge convert the North East railway line from broad gauge to standard gauge. Subsequently it was decided to also covert the Oaklands line..Sloane Ranger, shortened to Sloane, is a slang term for young, upper-middle-class West Londoners..Sloane (1984) a martial arts instructor who fights kidnappers and cannibal pygmies in the Philippines..The genus name Urania is New Latin from Latin Urania from Ancient Greek Ουρανία, one of the Muses, literally 'The Heavenly One'.. The specific epithet sloanus honours Sir Hans Sloane (1660–1753), an English collector whose collection became the foundation of the British Museum..
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