Richmond upon Thames: the view from London's "Arcadia" along the River Thames in Southwest London.
Richmond upon Thames
He got a nice view!
Actually I've started using a monochrome screen....
.. O'Higgins? Pray explain...
@richard...impossible. Look it up on the www. ;-)
Well this is very curious. Ok he was "Bernardo" O'Higgins, but he only spent a brief time in Richmond when he was 17, so why all the fuss? Blue plaque and statue. He also appears to be celebrated in Sydney Railway Station
I like the composition,the statue in the foreground and to the left,with your eye pulled down and through the break in the trees...nice long shot!
@richard....are you going to give me a hard time over this? I said that people would be surprised. It's not my fault if half the Chilean Gvmnt turned up in Richmond to unviel a very handsome bust apparently paid for by some of London's finest corporations. It's a nice bust, he's a good looking guy, worked hard, and his country produces nice wine.....Richard? Please? Why the fuss! If Chile wants to come to Richmond, I'm happy!
@richard, again........AND it's a very nice colour photo. So there.
Great view of the river!
Like Richard, I looked out for some additional info... and now I know who Bernardo was, thanks to blogging. Thanks to you!
Well, I only have your word for it...that he's a good looking guy, that is. All I see is the back of his pineapple-shaped head ;-)A lot of Chileans around your parts, are there?
O'Higgins??? Pull the other one!!!!!
So, is he looking down towards close by where the people from yesterday are sitting in the sun? Sorry I keep asking so many questions; it's my nature, I suppose. The perspective in the photo is super; it shows up very well when the photo is enlarged.
Well I know Thatcher was on snogging terms with Pinochet, but it seems the Chilean embrace goes deeper .. "paid for by some of Londons finest corporations"?