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Lionheart

By Philip_H
Equestrian statue of Richard the Lionheart (coeur de lion), King of England (1189-1199), located in Old Palace Yard outside the Houses of Parliament (Palace of Westminster), London.

The bronze statue was sculpted by Baron Carlo Marochetti and completed in 1856. The statue shows King Richard I on horseback, wearing a mail shirt and lifting a sword into the air. Bas-relief panels showing the Battle of Ascalon and Richard pardoning Bertran de Born were added to the stone plinth in 1866.

Thanks for all the C&Cs on 'Imbolc'.

Best wishes,
Philip

Tags: London Architecture Houses of parliament Palace of westminster Old palace yard Equestrian statue Richard the Lionheart Coeur de lion King of England Baron Carlo Marochetti King Richard I

Voters: CarolG, EAS, Mrsbass and 25 more


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CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
3 Feb 2013 4:20PM
A fine statue, Philip, and a fabulous backdrop of the Houses of Parliament building. Carol

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Mrsbass 4 2 1 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2013 4:26PM
Like Carol, I think this is a super statue with a magnificent back drop of the houses of parliment - you didn't mention in your foreward if the goverment exempted themselves from the window tax as I have never seen so many windows in one wall of a building!
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
3 Feb 2013 4:26PM
The King who pretty much bankrupted England! Amazing how he managed to grow so popular as the centuries passed, no least as he was so rarely in the country. Great statue and as always, beautifully captured.

Ann
3 Feb 2013 4:58PM
yup ... we saw him in all his finery
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
3 Feb 2013 5:01PM
Superb statue with an amazing backdrop !! Great info for us foreigners too Philip Smile This is an excellent photo !!GrinGrin
NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2013 5:01PM
A latter day Nick Leeson wonderfully framed.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
bobsblues 6 10 2 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2013 5:13PM
Wouldn't like the job of cleaning all them windows Phil, Great shot.SmileSmile
Rob
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
3 Feb 2013 7:06PM
mmmm---- s great bg for this sculpture!
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
3 Feb 2013 7:07PM
Nice Image - I like it!
xwang 7 55 8
3 Feb 2013 7:11PM
Beautifully captured image, nice colour,detail, and writing up. I never have any digital photo of the Houses of Parliament, can't remember if I had any film ones as well... I bought some postcards, I do remember, some beautiful low light ones that was hard to take with film camera for me, but rarely see the closing up view. Thanks for sharing.Smile
jdinne 13 16 England
3 Feb 2013 7:14PM
Very interesting and informative narrative Philip and a great capture to accompany.

John
3 Feb 2013 9:01PM
Lovely image. I like it. Than you for the information
Effrossini
HELANA 6 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2013 9:49PM
Nicely capture Philip, like the presentation.
ElenaSmileSmile
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
4 Feb 2013 1:35PM
Excellent composition Philip, and that vignetting works really well.
Rende
Tibetan 4 3 England
4 Feb 2013 5:19PM
I know this one very well, a Brilliant rendition Philip, love the extensive detail, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
nonur Plus
8 17 11 Turkey
4 Feb 2013 6:13PM
Looks great in front of the fabulous background!
troosers 4 2 Scotland
5 Mar 2013 10:48PM
A proud image, well presented and composed.

Regards, Donald.

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