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George W.

George W.
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London, Trafalgar Square – Statue of George Washington (1732 – 1799)

On Trafalgar Square (northern side) at the the main facade of the Nartorial Gallery Building is the statue of US President George Washington. It is the replica of Jean Antoine Houdon's marble statue in Virginia.
It is not a big statue, but it is the meaning of what makes it interesting and curious.
George Washington was an officer of the British Army during the war in the USA. When he learned of the large amount of taxes that the British imposed on the Americans, he left the British Army and fought against it by promising that he would never again gain a foothold in England.
He even had a house and lived in London for years.
Considering what George Washington was, Britain offered this statue, but how to solve the problem of "I will not set foot in England again" ??
Britain continually receives green emerald grass from Virginia, and where the statue is, over American grass. All the grass you see around the statue comes from Virginia in the USA.

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Karen's Place, Erhard Bernstein, Xata, LutzP and 11 other people have particularly liked this photo

20 comments - The latest ones
polytropos club
9 months ago.
Annemarie club
HFF and weekend:)
9 months ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Terrific silhouettes
HFF and a great weekend
9 months ago.
Leon_Vienna club
George Wer? ;-)
Gute Geschichte, interessantes Foto.
HFF poly.
9 months ago.
 Sarah P.
Sarah P. club
A very fine fence! I didn't know there was a statue of George W. in Trafalgar Square, and that's a funny story about the Virginia grass (though I suspect there's some English weeds that grow in-between. :-)
9 months ago.
 David G Johnson
David G Johnson club
A most interesting story there... 'Polyropos'.... thanks for the info'...
Have a ''HFF'' and do keep well... from Dj.
9 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Beautiful night shot.
HFF and a nice weekend.
9 months ago.
 Herb Riddle
Herb Riddle club
Nice night silhouette here. Well done.

HFF, enjoy the weekend.
9 months ago.
 Dida From Augsburg
Dida From Augsburg club
Schön für ihn, dass er sein gutes amerikanisches Gras hat! ;-D

HFF, Poly!
9 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Schön mit dem Licht ! HFF und ein gutes Wochenende für dich !
9 months ago.
 Sami Serola
Sami Serola club
HFF, Poly! =)
9 months ago.
 Edna Edenkoben
Edna Edenkoben club
Aber der George W. Bush ist es nicht... ;-) (Ach, ich hätte weiterlesen sollen als nur bis zum titel, dann hätte ich mir meinen genialen kommentar schenken können) :-)))

HFF, Poly!
9 months ago.
 Daniela Brocca
Daniela Brocca club
Lustige Geschichte!
9 months ago.
LotharW club
HFF, Poly. Was für ein schönes Bild!!
9 months ago.
Ruebenkraut club
9 months ago.
trester88 club
George erkennt man sofort an seiner Frisur. HFF!
9 months ago.
Xata club
Excelente contraluz, Poly, HFF
9 months ago.
 Erhard Bernstein
Erhard Bernstein club
HFF nachträglich!
9 months ago.
©UdoSm club
Das ist sehr ehrenwert von Virginia und wird es wohl von oben her dankbar entgegen nehmen... ;-))
9 months ago.
 Karen's Place
Karen's Place club
That's some interesting information that I didn't know and what a gorgeous image. I just love the way you've captured this statue. Really nice work, polytropos!
9 months ago.

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