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, and of the Waterloo relief, captions and commentary by Jacqueline Banerjee, with additional information provided by Patrick Carson. Photograph of the inscription by "owj" at Wikipedia, kindly released on a Creative Commons license, cropped and corrected for perspective. Click on the images to enlarge them, and mouse over the text for links.

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