Sculpture in eerie light


The Nelson Monument in Liverpool UK
it is a monument to the english admiral Horatio Nelson.
it was designed by Matthew Cotes Wyatt and sculpted by Richard Westmacott.
the sculpture stands to the north of the Town Hall and was unveiled in 1813.

Many sculptures have an “eerie” charisma, especially in artificial light at night
especially historic sculptures – but the history can also be spooky itself.

Several tourists who don’t know the background for the sculpture
and the relation to the english naval hero Lord Nelson
they believe that it is a sculpture with relations to past slave trade
indicating that the imagination of the observers very often creates stories too.

As a dane Lord Nelson is best known as the person
who ended the danish position as a major power on the world’s oceans
by seizing or lower the Danish Navy ships at Copenhagen at the beginning of the 1800s
the danes had an alliance with the french emperor Napoleon – it cost them their fleet
funny enough in a historical view so Lord Nelson isn’t considered a villain by the danes.

Weekly Photo Challenge “Eerie

33 tanker om “Sculpture in eerie light

  1. Nice to see you have a reminder of the Hero of Norfolk, the Nelson County, in Liverpool too! He’s posing well for you. in fine light. 🙂
    Enjoy your weekend, Drake!

    • #.dina
      Precisely, the english naval hero Lord Nelson was from the little village Burnham Thorpe on the River Burn – near the northern coast of Norfolk England… 🙂

      Wish you and yours a wonderful weekend… 🙂

  2. I like the photo: it has a special light. Very interesting your post because I like history too… yes, the facts are “eerie”, danes should hate this “hero” for what he did… I believe he was great as admiral and strategist, but he was also a pirate, a thief, a mercenary in some way. I don’t like this kind of great historical characters like Nelson…
    I learn lots of things from your posts and I have the opportunity of reflecting on lots of things. Thanks! Buona serata.

    • #.laura
      Thanks a lot, so glad you find it interesting – really appreciate your words… 🙂

      I believe all heros have there black secret too, like every one else – sometimes they are more than black, and being someones hero – always a subjective case… 🙂 🙂

      Buona serata troppo… 🙂

  3. A fabulous sculpture that has been beautifully captured. It goes wonderfully with the piece of history I have just learned from you. Thank you! Resa xo

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