This is another HDR photo from my recent travels to the United Kingdom and Ireland. Dean’s Yard Sanctuary is a building next to Westminster Abbey. The middle archway leads to Dean’s Yard and the Westminster School, The Royal College of St. Peter in Westminster, founded in 1540 is also in the area. The pillar to the right of the frame is the Westminster Scholars Memorial and is dedicated to former scholars from Westminster School that lost their lives in two 19th century conflicts – the Russian War and the Indian War. Dean’s Yard is free to explore and known to the Westminster School students as Green. Many Westminster School students play football or relax on Green. Historically the Abbey was one of the last ecclesiastical sanctuaries to surrender its ancient rights, with the result that the precincts were largely occupied by most undesirable and dangerous inhabitants. [1]

[1] Source: Wikipedia