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Duke of Wellington, Royal Exchange Square

 
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David McNay
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:44 pm    Post subject: Duke of Wellington, Royal Exchange Square Reply with quote

This is perhaps one of the most famous statues in Glasgow, for a reason entirely unrelated to the subject matter.

This is the statue which is famous for being decorated with a traffic cone on the Dukes (and sometimes his horses) head.

You can read a short article on this here

When I took these photos the Duke was surprisingly cone-free.





Front panel detail:



Rear Panel detail:

[img]https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/dd153/scottishwargraves/IMG_6230.JPGg[/img]

I had trouble fitting in the side panels so I created these merged shots. They're not very good but they hopefully show the detail on these panels.





This last photo shows that while the people placing a cone might see it as a bit of fun, they have unfortunately been responsible for some damage, as you can see by the sword here:



I only just noticed that he has a pigeon occupying the space where the cone should be!
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