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Saturday, 3 September 2011

Nelson's Tomb

Killed in the battle of Trafalgar in 1805, Nelson's body made the journey home in a barrel of brandy. His coffin was made from the timber of a French ship he defeated in that battle. His tomb within the crypt of St Paul's Cathedral is somewhat flasher than the original.

12 comments:

Angie said...

Is that a ghost or a shadow?

jabblog said...

The crypt is so beautiful. From this angle the tomb looks like an urn . . . and who is the mysterious man?

Luis Gomez said...

Wonderful shot! Ghost included!

H said...

How DID you manage that shot? The man is genuinely transparent.

Caroline said...

Poor pickled Horatio.

/t. said...

mo,

i hope
that one day
(in far distant future)
i, too, might have a tomb like this

only grander

× × ×

/t.

Adullamite said...

His uniform, including the hole, is on show at Greenwich Maritime Museum, well it was in 1976...

Dave Brown said...

I think the tomb was originally designed for Cardinal Wolsey - so it's impressive as it was designed many years earlier, but even so looks appropriate to Nelson. One source at http://www.explore-stpauls.net/oct03/textMM/NelsonTombN.htm

Jack said...

Very impressive spot for a final resting place.

John said...

I guess it was a long exposure shot on a tripod, so catching the guy who seems to be a 'ghost'.

RedPat said...

Fabulous shot of a fabulous place - so elegant!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Those beautifully elegant white pillars and that floor, what a stunning space, love the addition of 'friendly' ghost, well done Mo.

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