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O,CONNELL MEMORIAL


O,CONNELL MEMORIAL
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Copyright: james byrne (jimmybb) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 336 W: 0 N: 168] (3692)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05
Categories: Architecture
Camera: canon G10
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-18 1:41
Viewed: 1377
Points: 2
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Built to commemorate the "Liberator" Daniel O'Connell (1775-1847) after whom the street was renamed after independence. The O'Connell monument was erected after a subscription list was opened in 1862. Two years later a competition was announced but none of the entries met with the approval of the committee. After a second failure through competition, it was decided to ask John Henry Foley (1818-74), the leading sculptor of the day and who was then working on the Albert Memorial in London. He died before it was completed and his assistant finished the work. The monument is in three parts, surmounted by the figure of O'Connell. The base is heavy limestone with four winged figures representing Patriotism, Fidelity, Courage and Eloquence. Above this is a drum surrounded by figures representing O'Connell's labours and triumphs.the angels are positioned on each corner to represent eack province,this one is ulster,on a closer inspection a lot of the images are carrying bullet holes during the 1916 rising

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Hello James,

This is very good photography with excellent sharpness and light and especially I like the natural colors.
Very good chosen point of view and vertical format is excellent, too.

Warm greetings and best wishes,
Tatjana

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