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Monday, 22 August 2011

Cathedral in Her Hands

That's St Paul's Cathedral she's holding. I had to hang over the edge of Vaxhaull Bridge to get this for you. A passerby not sure if I was planning to jump or not. Each side of the bridge has these amazing huge statues that are very difficult to see. The best view is by boat but even then you only get a view from the route the boat takes under the bridge. The upstream side the sculptures by F W Pomeroy are pottery, engineering, agriculture and the one pictured here; architecture. The downstream side sculptures by Alfred Drury are education, fine art, science and local government.

15 comments:

august2011 said...

How could I have missed that?
Thanks for risking your life for us. Don't do it again. We're not worth it.

Jack said...

Terrific. Why do you think they put sculptures in places that they wouldn't easily be seen?

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Well done Mo, looks fantastic with the river as a backdrop....scary though!!

Amish Stories said...

Greetings from the Amish community of Lebanon,pa. Richard from Amish Stories.

Luis Gomez said...

Thanks for the shot! It is very nice seeing the detail put in the cathedral as well.

Sharon said...

What interesting statues. It is a shame the are not more easily viewed. Thanks very much for going the extra mile to give us a look.

Karine said...

What an amazing shot and a great way to decorate a bridge!

John said...

Next time I'll remember to look; well spotted.

/t. said...

aha ha haha ha

looks as though your cathedral
drop slide off into the river any moment

we hope not :)

× × ×

/t.

Teresa said...

Amazing shot!

Gemel said...

Great angle.

Babzy said...

photographer is a risky job ;) Well done Mo !

Adullamite said...

Never seen that before, good one!

Witness said...

So beautiful!

Jenny Woolf said...

These are wonderful, thanks for risking your life to get them ! I will look out for these. Perhaps they were intended to edify the boatmen?

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