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George Washington Statue - Trafalgar Square, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
N 51° 30.513 W 000° 07.709
30U E 699263 N 5710289
Quick Description: This statue of George Washington stands outside the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/26/2010 2:42:35 AM
Waymark Code: WM9B8F
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow
Views: 30

Long Description:
The statue has an inscription which reads:

'Presented to the people of Great Britain and Ireland by the Commonwealth of Virginia 1924.'

This is a bronze statue and is a replica of the statue by Jean Antoine Houdon; this original is a marble statue in Richmond, Virginia. The statue we see here in London was donated in 1921 by the 'Commonwealth of Virginia'.

Reportedly the statue stands on dirt brought from Virginia as George Washington vowed never to set foot in London again.
Location:
The National Gallery
Trafalgar Square
London, United Kiingdom
WC2N 5DN


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