Robert Smirke (1781-1867)
1817-1861 (held up by problems with funding)
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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