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Thursday, 4 June 2009

Skywatch Friday - A couple of the lads

Ok we are in Trafalgar Square. So you should all recognise the lad on the plinth as being Nelson. The lad on the horse. Well he's Charles I. He had a bit of a power struggle with parliament. See, he believed in the divine right of kings which was bestowed upon lads like him by god, supposedly.
Did that get him a nice statue in a cathedral? No. Too many taxes and wars not to mention losing his head, got him a job in the 21st century marking the spot
from where all distances from London are measured.

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12 comments:

Angie said...

No doubt they are enjoying the clouds & blue sky & thinking what a good photographer this Mo is.

Karine said...

Very nice clouds, I wonder if they would agree with me if I told them I thought the one in the lower left-hand corner looks like dolphin spouting water?

Candie Bracci said...

Yes I do!

London Belle said...

Its a whale - not a dolphin!
x

Laurent said...

great sky !

BipolarBetty said...

Great photography.Great Blog

Ivy said...

Gorgeous as always!

Asta said...

Nice picture. I wasn't aware of the name of who the horse man was. Thank you for this information, Mo.
I love London. Such a wonderful city!

Herrad said...

Hi,

Nice photos thanks.
Love,
Herrad

MARIA GRAZIA said...

I know a lot about Charles I but ... I didn't know that THAT was HIM!!! He passed unnoticed - at least to me - in such a huge usually crowded space.
Thanks, Mo! There's always something to learn on your great blog.

Gemel said...

I have just gone back through your blog until 16 November, just when I had told my other half that I did not think that I wish to go back and live in the UK you come along and ruin it! (in a very nice way of course.)

Thank you for glorious memories of a unique and beautiful country.

Not sure if visiting your blog frequently is a good idea though, had just cured myself of homesickness, your photos just take me back, oh well!!!!

marley said...

Yes, he is the little known centre of London! Great SWF :)

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