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Hawkesbury Monument

Posted by
Nigel (Avening, United Kingdom) on 29 January 2012 in Architecture and Portfolio.

This monument (the 'Somerset Monument') is on the Cotswold Edge at grid reference ST772878. near Hawkesbury Upton. It was erected in 1846 to commemorate General Lord Edward Somerset. He was a soldier son of the 5th Duke of Beaufort, (whose ancestral home is at nearby Badminton), who had served with distinction at Waterloo.

Canon EOS 7D 1/100 second F/16.0 ISO 200 80 mm

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Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Very nice composition with the road leading us right into the shot.

29 Jan 2012 5:06am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Truly a magnificent view. Report on the history of more interest to it.

29 Jan 2012 5:28am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle tour avec la végétation et ce couleurs, superbe compo et cadrage.
Bravo et amitié

29 Jan 2012 6:21am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Nice shot Nige

29 Jan 2012 8:41am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

excellent view
well done

29 Jan 2012 8:50am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

The nice surprise after the bend ... beautiful!

29 Jan 2012 9:01am

Mhelene from Paris, France

A superb composition .

29 Jan 2012 9:48am

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

Nice old tower Nigel.
a very nice suprise on the corner

29 Jan 2012 9:51am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A very interesting monument. Nice find

29 Jan 2012 9:59am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

That's a helluva monument to just one man

29 Jan 2012 10:19am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

nicely documented and interesting folly

29 Jan 2012 10:34am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

nicely framed

29 Jan 2012 10:34am

tataray from france, France

Wow magnifique point de vue ...
Grandiose monument)

29 Jan 2012 10:34am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Beautiful scene well presented

29 Jan 2012 10:47am

farnaz.m from tehran, Iran


29 Jan 2012 10:48am

gootchai from bousval, Belgium

Très belle ta compo!!!

29 Jan 2012 11:24am

Sam from Chennai, India

Nice image a Beautiful monument. Lovey composition. :)

29 Jan 2012 12:12pm

Oiva from Turku, Finland

Nice great, best regards oivatytto,haleja.

29 Jan 2012 2:48pm

Sien from Valkenswaard, Netherlands

Great shot, very nice monument Nigel

29 Jan 2012 3:21pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld,old West wales boy., Germany

Great stuff,the Napoleanic wars and the battle of Waterloo is a favourite subject (and hobby) of mine.
Lord Robert Edward Somerset was a much decorated Cavalry officer and fought with distinction at such famous battles as Talevera,Salamanca,Vitoria and Orthes.At Waterloo he commanded the Household cavalry brigade and was at the head of their famous charge of the french cavalry corp of Cuirassiers.

29 Jan 2012 3:36pm

@Anthony Morgan Lambert: Thanks for the info Anthony

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Sehr schöner Turm. Gut gemacht.

29 Jan 2012 3:42pm

Lucia from Bahia, Brazil


29 Jan 2012 4:47pm

alex centrella from California, United States

wow..very nicely done,..,

29 Jan 2012 5:16pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Loving leading lines with the country road curving toward the monument.

29 Jan 2012 6:02pm

mary from zanjan, Iran

lovely sky

29 Jan 2012 8:06pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

good approach and framing Nige.

29 Jan 2012 8:34pm

The Dark Dude from Maestoso, United Kingdom

hey dude
nice work
sheesh dude, you find a whole loada places...
is the monument open? must be one heck of a view

29 Jan 2012 9:17pm

@The Dark Dude: No it's not open to the public - shame.

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

What a lovely and enticing shot.
My eye and my mind rests in this image and I am in another world. Love that.

29 Jan 2012 9:39pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful compo. A lovely monument. I like the scrollwork at the top. It looks like this would be a nice drive.

29 Jan 2012 11:01pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautifully framed!

30 Jan 2012 12:18am

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Very interesting shot, nice place !!!! Nice composition.

30 Jan 2012 1:05am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Well done.

30 Jan 2012 2:53am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Excellent frame. Very good framing.

30 Jan 2012 7:13pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & beauty!

30 Jan 2012 8:03pm

franz from Baden, Austria

i really like the compo and the frame here! looks like an imposing building, too!

31 Jan 2012 10:01am

Francis J from Vitória, Brazil

An interesting strange construction.

31 Jan 2012 5:43pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Interesting tower monument...nice shot

1 Feb 2012 4:17pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Nice light on this impressive tower.

1 Feb 2012 11:15pm

Canon EOS 7D
1/100 second
ISO 200
80 mm