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Questions On The Parliment Square In London  
User currently offlineDXing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1992 times:

I forgot to ask about these at the LHR meet. Perhaps someone from the UK would be good enough to explain them.

Is this some sort of sun dial on St. Margarets Church by Westminster Abbey?


http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f294/DrHansZarkov/DSC03192.jpg


Why the statue of Abraham Linclon in Parliment Square?

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f294/DrHansZarkov/DSC03189.jpg


Thanks in advance for your responses.

[Edited 2009-04-20 08:30:06]

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User currently offlineBAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1957 times:



Quoting DXing (Thread starter):
Is this some sort of sun dial on St. Margarets Church by Westminster Abbey?

http://www.sundials.co.uk/~thames.htm

Quoting DXing (Thread starter):
Why the statue of Abraham Linclon in Parliment Square?

http://showcase.netins.net/web/creative/lincoln/art/london.htm



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User currently offlineDXing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1944 times:

Thanks for that. I wondered why the dial was on the north facing side of the church. We didn't go around the other side so I never saw the other one.

As to the Lincoln statue, I guess my question is still why a statue of Lincoln in Parliment Sqaure? I guess I would have thought it would have been reserved for someone great in UK government?


User currently offlineMetroliner From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 1067 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1929 times:



Quoting DXing (Reply 2):
someone great in UK government?

*spews coffee everywhere* whaaaaaat?

 Wink



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User currently offlineDXing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1904 times:



Quoting Metroliner (Reply 3):
*spews coffee everywhere* whaaaaaat?

You know, I kind of felt like that when I saw the statue of Sir Douglas Haig on Whitehall. I would have figured that even though he was in charge at the end of the war, the casualty counts of the battles of the Somme and third Ypres would have diminished his popularity. But I'm certainly not infallible!  wink 


User currently offlineRonglimeng From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 625 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 4 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 1828 times:

I remember when I saw this statue of the Great Emancipator for the first time, my first thought was "Geez, the Brits will do anything to suck up to the Americans - American tourists anyway".

I did a little googling on the topic and it seems that the statue was erected to celebrate one hundred years of peace between Great Britain and the US of A (1815-1915 ?). I still don't know why it was given such a prominent place in Parliament Square?

Maybe it was because Lincoln was always held in high regard in Britain, even by the British working people, unemployed as a result of the cotton shortage during the Civil War?


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