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Copper Horse

By JPatrickM
The Copper Horse
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Copper Horse is a statue marking the end of the Long Walk at Snow Hill in Windsor Great Park in the English county of Berkshire.
The walk begins at the George IV Gateway at Windsor Castle. The Copper Horse is a statue of George III on horseback which was commissioned by his son, George IV. The statue, it is said, is intended to represent George III as an emperor in the Roman tradition riding without stirrups, along the lines of the Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius. However other myths about the lack of stirrups are told also, such as the artist having died before competing the statue, leaving just the stirrups unfinished.
The statue, commissioned by George IV, bears an ironic inscription: the best of fathers in Latin. Like so many father-son relationships in the Hanoverian family, George III and George IV were known to have despised one another.

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2 Dec 2011 12:15AM
A lovely image Patrick and an interesting write up.Well done..Lin

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mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
2 Dec 2011 12:24AM
I don't suppose father and son did much socialising with nights out at the pub then Patrick !!
Interesting shot and interesting write up too.
Jocelia Plus
5 2 1 Australia
2 Dec 2011 12:27AM
Thanks Patrick, an interesting reportage. Is he also barefoot? It looks like it.
You caught the vapour trail well there too………

taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
2 Dec 2011 12:31AM
He has a lasar beam!

Thanks for the information!
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2011 8:38AM
Super image Patrick, great pov

LexEquine 10 19 United States
2 Dec 2011 9:45PM
'Brilliant reportage Shot~' ~ Peter Smile

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