TQ3080 : Victoria Embankment: Cleopatra's Needle

taken 2 months ago, near to City of London, Great Britain

Victoria Embankment: Cleopatra's Needle
Victoria Embankment: Cleopatra's Needle
Cleopatra's Needle is a Grade I Listed Monument and the Historic England website describes it thus:-

"Obelisk and sphinxes. The ancient Egyptian obelisk dating from the reign of Thothmes III and one of 2 originally erected in Heliopolis, brought to London as a gift in 1877 (by sea in a specially designed iron sea-going casing), the setting on the Embankment wall with the two huge bronze sphinxes designed by G F Vulliamy. The obelisk of pink granite. The base and water steps of granite. The sphinxes cast in bronze. Stepped platform with flanking sphinxes and granite pedestal to obelisk."

In the background are three Grade II Listed Buildings, from right to left, the Adelphi, Shell Mex House and the Savoy.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 29 September, 2018   (more nearby)
Thursday, 4 October, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3054 8051 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.5070N 0:7.2234W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3062 8033
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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