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Nelson's Monument - Glasgow Green

By Irishkate  
In 1806, the year after Admiral Horatio Nelson's death, a 43.5 metre tall monument was erected in Glasgow Green. The first civic monument in Britain to commemorate Nelson's victories, it predated Nelson's Pillar in Dublin by two years and Nelson's column in London by three decades, though the Nelson Monument in Taynuilt, erected privately by the workers of the Bonawe Iron Foundry, which made most of Nelson's navy's cannonballs, was put up in 1805.[4] Four years after its construction it was hit by a lightning strike which caused the top 6 metres to collapse, but the damage was soon repaired.[1] In 2002 a 900,000 restoration programme restored the monument to its original condition, repaired damage that had accumulated over the last two centuries and installed floodlighting.
Taken on a camera club outing.
Many thanks for V&C for Crocosmia Trio and a special thank you to
Joan for her kind User Award.

Tags: Nelsons monument Glasgow green Landscape and travel

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ddolfelin 10 103 3 Wales
31 Aug 2015 10:22AM
Good write-up, Kate.
I like the treatment.
phillG 16 229 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2015 10:24AM
A superb image with wonderful detail and light
ColleenA Plus
10 503 8 Australia
31 Aug 2015 10:35AM
Great composition and sky. Glad to see they restored it to its former glory. An impressive culumn
barbarahirst 14 27 12 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2015 10:40AM
just love that sky
31 Aug 2015 10:42AM
interesting, didn't know that there was monument for Nelson in Scotland.Smile
31 Aug 2015 10:54AM
A very good capture

PranavMishra 10 52 18 India
31 Aug 2015 11:01AM
a nice capture, Kate, and a good, informative write-up..
11 5.3k 128 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2015 11:38AM
An interesting and informative narrative supported by a well composed, exposed and captured image of this very fitting tribute.

Thanks for sharing Kate

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
31 Aug 2015 12:17PM
I love the composition and POV - such a dramatic sky and interesting, very varied, silhouettes.
An impressive capture and informative narrative, Kate.

taggart Plus
17 47 15 United States
31 Aug 2015 1:57PM
Wonderful silhouettes against the sunset!
saltireblue Plus
12 13.1k 83 Norway
31 Aug 2015 2:56PM
Feeling a wee bit ashamed as I was not aware this monument was dedicated to Nelson...and me a scotBlush
Love the sky, Kate.

31 Aug 2015 4:26PM
A good write up Kate and what a sky..Lin
31 Aug 2015 6:22PM
Superb photograph Kate, with lovely sky and a good compostion, a really interesting write up to accompany your photograph

Patty GrinGrinGrin
netta1234 10 382 2 Wales
31 Aug 2015 6:24PM
A great image with a brilliant sky KateSmile
Mollycat Plus
9 21 2 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2015 6:34PM
Great write up and capture Kate. HMS Victory is just off Gunwharf, good to know the cannons fired Scothish balls. Obviously thats why we won at Trafalgar.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
31 Aug 2015 8:30PM
Superb atmospheric image, Kate. Great POV. Interesting narrative about the monument that adds great context.

1 Sep 2015 1:37AM
A great backlit subject with good balance of colour creating impact. Well done Kate.
BIGRY1 10 3 8 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2015 3:52PM
The perfect bg to give the silhouette the optimum impact on the eyeWink

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