Wellington Testimonial, Phoenix Park, Dublin, Ireland

Wellington Testimonial

Robert Smirke (1781-1867)

1817-1861 (held up by problems with funding)

Kilgobbin granite

Phoenix Park

Dublin, Ireland

At 62 m. high, this is the tallest obelisk in Europe (see "Wellington Monument"), and interesting in other ways, too, [Commentary continues below.]

Photograph on left, caption, and commentary by Jacqueline Banerjee, with additional information provided by Patrick Carson. Photograph of the inscription by "owj" at Wikipedia; that of the Waterloo relief by Marco Vetch on Flickr, kindly released on a similar Creative Commons license — both photographs cropped and corrected for perspective. Click on the images to enlarge them, and mouse over the text for links.

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