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Nelson on his plinth


The first public statue of Lord Nelson was unveilled in 1809 in Birmigham. Not for the good citizens of Birmingham the extravagance that may be found in Liverpool but a well crafted and recognisable representation of the little admiral.

The statue overlooks the Bullring area in central Birmingham.

Nelson on his plinth


The first public statue of Lord Nelson was unveilled in 1809 in Birmigham. Not for the good citizens of Birmingham the extravagance that may be found in Liverpool but a well crafted and recognisable representation of the little admiral.

The statue overlooks the Bullring area in central Birmingham.

comments (4)

  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 27 May 2008, 19:02
The artist included a lot of detail into this. Well captured Les.
Les Auld: Indded he did Ausie, thanks for the comment.
Nice shot Les. I did old Horatio on my blog a while back but took him from behind....so to speak!
Les Auld: Quite a novel approach then bIll, thanks for the comment.
  • brianaw
  • Leicestershire
  • 27 May 2008, 21:39
What a difference to the Liverpool version Les, I like the B&W presentation more than I would have the colour I think.
Les Auld: The buildings are quite overpowering in colour Brian, thanks for the comment.
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 May 2008, 00:12
It's such a pity isn't it, that the buildings around this statue aren't more sympathetic.

Magnificent statue though, looks lifelike, and he looks rather tired too
Les Auld: After all those years at sea I suppose I would be tired as well. The original setting in the Bullring before the new build was completed was much more open, Thanks for the comment Ellie.

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