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Even statues feel the cold. Smile Here's King George II all snuggly in his onesie.
From the Naval College at Greenwich on Saturday, looking up to the Observatory. It was freezing and the Thames had risen so much it was washing over the edge as you can see in Vs 1 and 2. I think the Barrier was up too, so doubly worrying. Boris - get yer thinking cap on.....

Camera:Canon Powershot G11
Lens:6.1-30.5 mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:12 Jan 2013 - 2:14 PM
Focal Length:25mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Winter Coat
Username:SlowSong SlowSong
Uploaded:17 Jan 2013 - 1:32 PM
Tags:Architecture, General, Landscape / travel, London, Photo journalism
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Rende Plus Member 837 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 1:37 PM

Excellent documentary set.

mikbee Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 1:38 PM

Never mind Boris getting his thinking cap on Chris.
He will need a decent haircut before he can do that !!
I quite like Boris though.
He talks a lot of crap just like me !!

SlowSong Plus Member 65132 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 1:38 PM

Good to have you back Mick. Grin

mrswoolybill Critique Team 8707 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1218 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 1:39 PM

V1 is interesting. I've seen statues wrapped up for the winter but never with a crown left out in the cold on top!
V2 & V3 - scary. We were talking only last night of visiting Greenwich, hope it dries out first!

cats_123 Plus Member 114341 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 1:43 PM

Great PJ shotGrin

woolybill1 Plus Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 1:57 PM

I must admit to enjoying a good laugh at V1, worthy of a Silly Sunday Smile
V2 and V3 are indeed worrying.
At least Mick is on form!

CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 2:49 PM

The pigeons will be disappointed, Chris, too slippery to landGrin. A shock to see the Thames so high, very worrying Sad Carol

NDODS Plus Member 44168 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom114 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 2:55 PM

Three great documentary/reportage images Chris. It certainly is a worrying sight seeing the River Thames creeping over its banks like a sly old fox into a chicken coop.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 3:11 PM

Big water~

TrevBatWCC Plus Member 7TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 4:30 PM

Seeing images like this makes me think how lucky we are where I live, not getting extremes of weather. It's certainly thermal undies weather, though....Wink
A fine set of images, Chris Smile
Trev Smile

rontear Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 4:37 PM

Serious contender for flooding at this time and not a Spring high tide !! Very reportage Chris.

prabhusinha Plus Member 7prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 4:51 PM

A fine set.

barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 5:25 PM

better pack the wellies then ?????????????

WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51361 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England145 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 5:27 PM

I've never seen a statue so wrapped, and I haven't seen the Thames so high either. Well captured, Chris.


Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 8:43 PM

That is very high water in V2 and V3. Wonder in the cold if the statue could crack........Sandy

bricurtis Plus Member 101977 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 8:54 PM

All wrapped up - is that to prevent it cracking in the cold - V2&3 not a good looking situation but Boris will sort it.Wink

helenlinda Plus Member 8342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2013 - 9:06 PM

Coordinated belt and braces SmileSmile
Well documented set of photos

CaroleS Plus Member 5197 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2013 - 1:25 PM

That's a lot of water - excellent reportageSmile

ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2013 - 4:17 PM

Whoa...scary about the Thames!

Love the statue in his onesie, Chris Grin


Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2013 - 9:09 PM

Bit like Venice then!
and a bit of a worry too
like all three images Chris

18 Jan 2013 - 11:35 PM

There's always so much to photograph in Greenwich, you captured old George all wrapped up for the winter!

pascalg Plus Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
19 Jan 2013 - 12:17 PM

I recognized king george Ii Tongue


Ayoob Plus Member 4Ayoob vcard Australia
19 Jan 2013 - 1:18 PM

Great set of images- very well taken.......Grin

20 Jan 2013 - 10:28 AM

I never even thought the statues would need protection, you take it for granted that they will weather well, obviously the extreme cold could damage them beyond repair. I do like his coat and I am wondering where I can get one from.Grin
The Thames being that high certainly is worrying, I hope it is not a sign of things to come.


annettep38 Plus Member 4191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2013 - 5:21 PM

Seriously in fits. Love your description,too.

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