Michiel 2005

Michiel 2005

Posted on 09/22/2014


Photo taken on August 19, 2014


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Latium
Latium
One wonders why a bust is on such a tall pedestal.
3 years ago.
Michiel 2005 has replied to Latium
Maybe Admiral Nelson knows.
3 years ago.
Latium
Latium
After this response you will be totally convinced I am a naval history anorak ;¬)

The height of Nelson's monument, from top of hat to pavement, is 170 feet and 2 inches, which is the distance from Victory's main masthead to the quarterdeck, where he was shot.

The proportions of the column are copied from the columns at the temple of Mars Ultor in Rome.

I'll get me cloak...
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Michiel 2005
Michiel 2005
I wonder if Nelson practised when he was alive by standing on top of the main masthead of the Victory.
3 years ago.
Latium
Latium
When he was a midshipman he would most certainly have.
3 years ago.