Saturday, October 8, 2011

The Scotland Yard Building - by YPS Fan Page

Here, an old model from 1970`s, generously shared by YPS Fan Page.

Aqui, um antigo modelo, de 1970, partilhado generosamente por YPS Fan Page.



The Real Thing
Scotland Yard is often used as a metonym for the Metropolitan Police Service of London, UK. It derives from the location of the original Metropolitan Police headquarters at 4 Whitehall Place, which had a rear entrance on a street called Great Scotland Yard. The Scotland Yard entrance became the public entrance to the police station. Over time, the street and the Metropolitan Police became synonymous. The New York Times wrote in 1964 that, just as Wall Street gave its name to the New York financial world, Scotland Yard did the same for police activity in London. Although the Metropolitan Police moved away from Scotland Yard in 1890, the name New Scotland Yard was adopted for the new headquarters. - Wikipedia


A Scotland Yard (também conhecida por New Scotland Yard ou Yard) é a sede central ou quartel general da Polícia Metropolitana de Londres (Metropolitan Police Service). Popularmente, o termo New Scotland Yard é usado como metonímia para designar a Polícia Metropolitana ou a polícia judiciária de Londres. O nome deriva da sua antiga localização, na Great Scotland Yard , uma rua situada em Whitehall.  A exata origem do nome é desconhecida mas, segundo uma hipótese, no local se encontrava a missão diplomática dos reis da Escócia, antes da união de 1707 entre Inglaterra e Escócia.  Outra possibilidade é que, durante o Medievo, o local pertencesse a um homem chamado Scott, ou ainda que as diligências para a Escócia saíam dessa rua .  - Wikipedia


Link: The.Scotland.Yard.Building.by.YPS.Fan.Page


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