02 July 2012

Something different

It wasn't my first visit to London but it was quite a treat to stumble upon Cleopatra's Needle on this one.  At first we thought it was a replica but were quite enthralled to find out that it was the real deal.

Please click on the photos to read the plaques 

I think I found this the most interesting part of all though

Damage from the bomb as detailed in the pic of the plaque above

You also don't have to visit London to find one of these obelisks, the twin to this one is in New York City's Central Park and there is a 3rd from a different area in Paris (whose twin is still in the original site according to the wiki).  

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