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Charles I Statue, London

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#268 of 425 in Sightseeing in London
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  • Who would have thought one bleak morning on 30 January 1649 (using the current Julian calendar) or 1648 using the then current calendar when Charles I was led to his execution on the first floor of th...  more »
  • This Renaissance style statue of Charles I on a horse faces down Whitehall towards his place of execution. Charing Cross is used to define the centre of London and a plaque by the statue indicates tha...  more »
  • This statue is at the Trafalgar Square. Apparently it represents the point from which the distance from London to other cities is measured. The choice for this specific statue as a point has more to d...  more »
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  • On a pedestal isolated on an island in precisely the middle of London and facing towards Parliament. Great spot to view the surrounding panoply and panorama .
  • Nothing much to see here. Just a tall column. Bit boring.
  • The pedestal is made of limestone and is eroding faster than the fossils within it so you'll notice oysters and clam fossils poking out here and there. There's a particularly large and obvious fossil on the north west side of the statue that 360 years of wind and rain has brought to light.
  • A statue which makes a statement with a long history behind it. The amount of open space surrounding it also makes it more grand
  • Look down the road and see what you see peeking out above the trees in the distance... Try capturing an old double decker bus and a traditional black cab in the same shot...

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