Nelson's Column
London, England
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The monument to 1st Viscount Horatio Nelson called Nelson's Column is the centerpiece of Trafalgar Square in London, England. It was built between 1840 and 1843 and commemorates Nelson's victory and death at the Battle of Trafalgar on October 21, 1805 (exactly 205 years before the date of the publication of these photos).



Close-up of the base of Nelson's Column, the four lions at the base of the column were sculpted by Sir Edwin Landseer and added to the monument in 1867.



One of the four brass plinths which surround the base of the column commemorate Nelson's greatest victories, and his death. This plinth depicts the Battle of St. Vincent on February 14, 1797.



This plinth depicts the Battle of the Nile (also known as the Battle of Aboukir Bay) in August 1798.



This plinth depicts the Battle of Copenhagen April 2, 1801.
(All photos courtesy of Robert Edmonds)
© 2010 Robert Edmonds all rights reserved





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