Nelson on his Column

Admiral Horatio Nelson died at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, and around 40 years later this column was put in place, in Trafalgar Square, London to commemorate one of Britain’s national heroes. The sub-committee ...

The Forcene Horse

In the world of heraldry, when a horse is rearing up in the way that this statue is, it is known as being “forcene”, which translates from Old French as “rabid” or “to go mad”. ...

George W(ashington)

This is George Washington, or at least it is a statue said to represent his likenesss – no sign of his wooden teeth here though. Of course the “wooden teeth” story about George Washington is ...

The Wise Elder

This wooden carving stands on the streets of Sedona, a town in the heart of Arizona. Sedona is town known for its spiritual vortexes (vortices?) – more on that tomorrow!

Lady Liberty (almost)

You can be forgiven for mistakenly thinking that this shot was taken in New York City. This is actually the 1/2 size copy of the statue of liberty outside the New York, New York hotel ...

The Commando Memorial

The Commando Memorial stands on the edge of Spean Bridge, looking across to Ben Nevis, and was erected to commemorate the British Commando Forces who trained in the area during World War II. The statues ...

The Lion Guardian

This fine specimen was perched atop a canal barge, presumably protecting the people who live aboard. This form of statue is known as a Komainu (or maybe a Shishi – it’s quite hard to tell ...

Brindley

This is a statue of noted canal builder James Brindley. It stands in Coventry Canal Basin, overlooking some of his plans. As one of the founding fathers of England’s inland waterways, Brindley was there at ...