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photoblog image The Britannia Monument 2/2

The Britannia Monument 2/2

Britannia is symbol of, and ancient name for, Britain – Nelson was always fiercely patriotic. Britannia is posed facing North-West, where, about 50 miles away as the crow flies, lies Nelson’s birthplace at Burnham Thorpe. Britannia’s arms are outstretched holding an olive branch (peace) and a trident (the emblem of the Greek sea-god Neptune). Britannia stands on a globe, which itself is inscribed with the Latin motto: Qui Meruit Ferat Palmam. The Caryatid figures are derived from Greek temples, where they take the place of columns on some significant buildings, and hold out palm branches and laurel (or bay) wreaths, which are also found on the frieze at the top of the pedestal. 

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The Britannia Monument 2/2

Britannia is symbol of, and ancient name for, Britain – Nelson was always fiercely patriotic. Britannia is posed facing North-West, where, about 50 miles away as the crow flies, lies Nelson’s birthplace at Burnham Thorpe. Britannia’s arms are outstretched holding an olive branch (peace) and a trident (the emblem of the Greek sea-god Neptune). Britannia stands on a globe, which itself is inscribed with the Latin motto: Qui Meruit Ferat Palmam. The Caryatid figures are derived from Greek temples, where they take the place of columns on some significant buildings, and hold out palm branches and laurel (or bay) wreaths, which are also found on the frieze at the top of the pedestal. 

We are away at the moment, I will catch up with you when we return.

comments (7)

very good POV
Brian Walbey: Thabks Chantal, best I good do from ground level with a short lens.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 9 Sep 2012, 07:51
I like it.
A very fine monument.
Brian Walbey: It is indeed Bill.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 9 Sep 2012, 08:48
Very grand
Nice to see the details!
Typical upper class - up on a pedestal, keeping away from danger!
Brian Walbey: And the traffic tearing around below smile
Imposing, isn't it?
Brian Walbey: It is Graeme, and in the middle of an industrial estate.

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