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Norfolk Notebook 4/14

Back on the 9th.September I featured this statue of Britannia on the top of the monument of that name in Great Yarmouth. This image was taken at the same time but from the other direction, and partly against the light. I just thought you might enjoy a slightly different view of it.

Norfolk Notebook 4/14

Back on the 9th.September I featured this statue of Britannia on the top of the monument of that name in Great Yarmouth. This image was taken at the same time but from the other direction, and partly against the light. I just thought you might enjoy a slightly different view of it.

comments (24)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 8 Nov 2012, 02:42
"Great Yarmouth"...now there's a name!

Interesting, also, to see your evidence that the sculptor got a bit confused and etched the wrong epithet upon pedestal...if that Roman centurion is an "elephant" then I am "Elton John's underpants"!

Fine image, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Then you are underpants for the day Ray, the Roman is Britannia and Elephant is the name of one of the ships Nelson sailed on during 1801 in the Baltic smile
I do like this view, Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth.
Very nicely framed Brian....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter.
  • Sally
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Nov 2012, 06:31
A very impressive stone carving Brian.
Brian Walbey: Yes it is Sally, the front view gives a better idea of what it is like http://brianaw.shutterchance.com/image/2012/09/09/the-britannia-monument-22/
I wonder who Captain Elephant was Brian?
Brian Walbey: Elephant was the name of the ship Nelson was aboard for 5 days in 1801 during a campaign in the Baltic.
A truly iconic bit of Victorian seaside decor. I think it's Victorian ?
Brian Walbey: Yes it was built between 1817 and 1819.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 8 Nov 2012, 08:41
It is a wonderful thing Brian
Brian Walbey: Indeed it is Chris, but now surrounded by an industrial estate, how sad.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Nov 2012, 09:09
Ok I have to ask - why is Elephant carved into the plinth?
Brian Walbey: Elephant was the name of the ship Nelson was aboard for 5 days in 1801 during a campaign in the Baltic.
I wonder why the word elephant is written there.
Brian Walbey: Elephant was the name of the ship Nelson was aboard for 5 days in 1801 during a campaign in the Baltic.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 8 Nov 2012, 10:30
You can't have too many different views Brian.
Brian Walbey: It's not that easy to get really decent shots of this monument.
YOu've captured this very nicely in the light Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Fred.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 8 Nov 2012, 12:30
A very impressive Statue of the Briutannia - I googled a bit, but I cannot find what 'elepliant' does mean, sorry. It was raised in the period 1817-1819.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 8 Nov 2012, 12:32
Oh, sorry, now I know why 'Elephant' has been engraved:
"At the base inscriptions commemorate Nelson's four main victories over Britain's enemies the French and Spanish:

The Nile (Aboukir), 1, 2 August 1798, HMS Vanguard
Copenhagen, 1 April 1801, HMS Elephant
St Vincent, 14 February 1797, HMS Captain
Trafalgar, 21 October 1805, HMS Victory
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 8 Nov 2012, 12:33
Oh, sorry, I see that yourself have given this answer!
Brian Walbey: Thanks for 3 comments Philine, yes I managed to find the answer bout Elephant, funny name for a ship isn't it.
A great view, you've shot Brian! I also share the question of why 'Elephant'?
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martin. Elephant was the name of the ship Nelson was aboard for 5 days in 1801 during a campaign in the Baltic.
I have read the comments and wont ask about elephants. Is that an olive branch she is holding I wonder. Nicely captured Brian
Brian Walbey: It looks very much like an Olive branch Janet.
A majestic statue of Britannia, Brian; beautifully shot from this angle. The wonderful light shining on it is an added bonus.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Beverly.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 8 Nov 2012, 13:18
The good news is I'll be able to sell myself on eBay and make a lot of money!
Brian Walbey: I don't belong to eBay so won't be bidding Ray smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 8 Nov 2012, 13:19
I would prefer to not dwell on the bad news...
Brian Walbey: (Big grin)
The light is catching it nicely
Brian Walbey: Yes it was early evening and it worked well lighting wise.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 8 Nov 2012, 17:06
Great Yarmouth is my husband's birthplace. Local legend used to say that the achitect jumped from the top of this because he placed Britannia facing away from the sea. But your explanation on 9 September that she is facing Nelson's birthplace is now considered correct
Brian Walbey: Thanks for that information Lisl, your husband is a long way from his roots.
Fine shot, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tom.
A different angle with great details Brian! I like it.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
Glad you explained the Elephant connection, Brian.
Brian Walbey: It hadn't crossed my mind about that word Graeme.

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