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Britannia


High on top of the dome of Liverpool's town hall sits Britannia gazing down Castle Street. There always has been great debate whether the figure is actually Minerva rather than Britannia but it has never been resolved. Guarding the town hallclock are the lion and the unicorn.

The statue was sculptured by John Charles Felix Rossi and the cost in 1802 was about £460.

Britannia


High on top of the dome of Liverpool's town hall sits Britannia gazing down Castle Street. There always has been great debate whether the figure is actually Minerva rather than Britannia but it has never been resolved. Guarding the town hallclock are the lion and the unicorn.

The statue was sculptured by John Charles Felix Rossi and the cost in 1802 was about £460.

comments (5)

Another little slice of Liverpool...who have just lost to Barnsley in the cup!!
Les Auld: We don't mention that around here Bill, but thanks for the comment.
Love the way this stands out against the plain sky Les, and plenty of details as well.
Les Auld: Thanks Brian, glad you like it.
  • Chris
  • Isle of Wight UK
  • 16 Feb 2008, 23:05
Some view too Les, didn't know about Minerva!
Les Auld: Indeed so Chris, thanks for the comment.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 16 Feb 2008, 23:29
I can never work out wether these are mean't to be male or very ugly women.
Nice shot Les, I like the unicorn and lion.
Les Auld: Thanks Aussie, I think you would feel a bit ugly if you had sat on top of a building for almost two hundred years.
Like very much your work on colors here, great picture !
Les Auld: It was a grey day Zeb so muted colours seemed to suit it.

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