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First of all a very big thank you for all the C&Cs on 'Closed Door' and especially to CarolG and Ann (EAS) for their much appreciated and highly valued UAs GrinGrin - a perfect end to the working week Smile.

Staying with the Houses of Parliament (Palace of Westminster), this is the statue of Oliver Cromwell (1599 1658), First Lord Protector (Republican Head of State) of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland (1653 1658), which stands outside the Palace.

The bronze statue was sculpted by Hamo Thornycroft, and features Cromwell standing holding a sword and a bible. The bible is marked "Holy Bible 1641", and while the main statue of Cromwell is marked "Hamo Thornycroft 1897", a bronze lion on the base is marked "1899".

Best wishes,
Philip

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:7 Sep 2009 - 9:53 AM
Focal Length:10mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 6:16 PM

Another fine capture, Philip, a good composition. Carol

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NDODS e2 Member 33098 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 6:21 PM

It is this history behind such images that I find so very interesting Phillip "For without history we would have no future" a thought which I would try to instil in reluctant learners.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 6:49 PM

Excellent POV and composition Philip.
Rende

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 6:49 PM

Here, some fascinating architecture with some great stories within!

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 6:56 PM

I was expecting a detective in a wheelchairWink
Lovely detailGrin
Diane

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 6:59 PM

Another super capture of a fabulous building - I always enjoy learning about them as well - Thanks Philip.

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 7:02 PM

Super compo and contrast, I love it!

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7407 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom998 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 7:36 PM

I know the statue but have never viewed it from this angle. It works, a very appropriate as well as satisfying background.
The date is interesting - given the fervent monarchism of the time...
Moira

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WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 8:03 PM

I've tried capturing this statue from many angles (and failed) but this one looks good with its position in the bottom left.

Dave

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xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 9:02 PM

Beautiful clarity and colour.. nice shot, wonderful writing up..

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pamelajean Critique Team 8755 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1589 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 9:34 PM

Nice placement of the statue, Philip, and I like the way you fill the frame with the amazing architecture.

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 10:12 PM

Beautifully composed and captured.

Ann

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
2 Feb 2013 - 5:48 AM

I absolutely love your photos Philip !! This is such a special image and the history given excellent Smile You're a star !!

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
2 Feb 2013 - 8:26 AM

Lovely clarity, an excellent composition
Effrossini

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
2 Feb 2013 - 11:24 AM

Excellent photo Philp, good light and detail, nicely presented and pleased to see you have some awards of late, good I like what you do, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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