Saturday, 21 January 2012

Another nose

Admiralty Arch could be up for sale. Minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude no longer considers the building ‘fit for purpose’ as a government office. The London landmark could be sold as flats or a hotel at a knock down price of £75 million. The arch is also home to a Rick Buckley 'nose'

Folklore has it that the nose is modelled on Napoleon and at a height that cavalry troopers can tweak it as they ride pass. The nose seems well ‘tweaked’ and not easily reached unless seven foot tall, standing on the shoulders of a tourist or on horseback, therefore being out of reach of most pedestrians.

It is considered to be one of the famous “seven noses of Soho”.

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