Friday, 18 June 2010

Weekend Reflections #39

Weekend Reflections is hosted by James at Newtown Area Photo. Thank you, James!
This brass plaque commemorates the lying in state of Admiral Lord Nelson in the Painted Hall of the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich. I didn't realise there was a reflection on it of the ceiling of the Painted Hall. 
Nelson was killed at Trafalgar on 21st October 1805. His body was placed in a cask of brandy which was later replaced with spirits to preserve it during the long journey home.  

17 comments:

  1. What a different and interesting reflection, Janice! I love it! And thanks for the history, always makes the picture that much more interesting! have a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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  2. The reflection certainly adds interest and depth to what would otherwise be a plain tourist photo.

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  3. So interesting!You are very talented, thanks and have a nice weekend!
    Hugs, purrs and love
    Léia (Bonjour Luxembourg) and Luna (WE love LUNA)

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  4. Now the bit about the brandy sure is an interesting tidbit of information. I had no idea!

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  5. Lovely reflection. infact, the figurative reflection on Nelson too is very intersting. we read about him and poems written about him back in school and i am so glad to see this picture now.

    Btw Janice, i was wondering about your father's masonic regalia and meant to ask you if you had any. masonic museum?are there exclusive masonic museums?where? i thought they always drew or wrote or sculpted their 'legacy' in some interstingly hidden place!
    waiting for the photos.
    love, A

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  6. Reflections are everywhere! And this is an unusual one. I like the watery look it has. Very pretty.

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  7. So brandy is a preservative - I did not know that little bit of history! An interesting reflection to think about.

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  8. Interesting reflection! And interesting history on Lord Nelson.

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  9. That is a very interesting capture. I'm glad you explained it! Thanks for the background, too!

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  10. fascinating bit of history
    the colors reflected in the plaque are lovely

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  11. Beautiful reflections! It really looks like a painting superimposed on the brass.

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  12. That's a very interesting and original interpretation of the theme !
    since yesterday I am surrounded by Wellington's soldiers and scottish soldiers running around in their skirts. This weekend is the reconstitution of the Waterloo battle and the town is full of soldiers in their historical costumes, journalists, tourists etc. I took already pictures, today I will continue !
    It never had been such a big event !

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  13. Wow! That's an interesting tidbit of history. It's rather a weird picture for my mind's eye though.

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  14. Such an intriguing reflection in the plaque! There is a feeling of moving water! Beautiful!

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  15. A very unusual reflection and story! Cool!

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