The Covent Garden piazza can be a busy place to get through, and if you are in a hurry, the quickest route as a Londoner is sometimes to try to bypass it. For me, though, the temptation of the place is usually too strong, as there always seems to be something fascinating to observe amidst the ebb and flow of humanity. Friends chatting, people shopping, the smell of coffee, and the eye-catching window and stall displays.
And then, of course, there are the street performers outside St Pauls. I took today’s picture in Spring 2014, and clearly this fellow was popular, as a crowd of people had stopped to look not just in the square itself, but also on the terrace of the building beyond. There was something about that performance and the sea of expectant faces which just caught my eye.