TQ3080 : Cleopatra's Needle

taken 11 years ago, near to City of London, Great Britain

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Cleopatra's Needle
Cleopatra's Needle
Cleopatra's Needle

Cleopatra's Needle was presented to the United Kingdom in 1819 by the ruler of Egypt and Sudan Muhammad Ali, in commemoration of the victories of Lord Nelson at the Battle of the Nile and Sir Ralph Abercromby at the Battle of Alexandria in 1801. The Needle was erected in 1878 on Victoria Embankment. Grade I listed. LinkExternal link
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Victoria Embankment :: TQ3180

Victoria Embankment runs from Westminster Bridge to Blackfriars Bridge along the north bank of the River Thames and forms part of the A3211 road.
It was constructed by Sir Joseph Bazalgette, between 1865-70, as part of his building of the London sewerage network. Under the embankment are the sewers and the Metropolitan Underground line.
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TQ3080, 6150 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Thursday, 16 April, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 17 December, 2009
Category
Monument > Obelisk   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 305 805 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.5229N 0:7.2054W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 304 803
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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