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The Maiwand Lion in the Forbury Gardens, Reading
The Maiwand Lion in the Forbury Gardens, Reading - by Edward Lever ©
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Photographer: © Edward Lever (Gallery)(27th October 2013)
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The Maiwand Lion in the Forbury Gardens, Reading

The statue was erected in 1886 as a memorial to the deaths of 329 men of the 66th Berkshire Regiment at the Battle of Maiwand in Afghanistan. The sculptor was George Blackall Simonds. An erroneous myth persists in Reading that Simonds later committed suicide because he believed that the stance of the lion was anatomically incorrect. In fact Simonds researched his subject carefully and went on to live another 43 years.
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Camera Make: Canon Model: Canon EOS 5D
Focal length: 85 mm, Aperture: f 8, ISO: 100, Exposure time: 1/100 sec, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: October 23, 2013, 3:20 pm
ImageID:1182441, Image size: 1600 x 2400 pixels

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Comment by Vince Hawthorn(27th October 2013)

Cracking capture Edward, saw this a few weeks back when we came to see the Abbey, ( which as you know has been closed - bit of a blow as we did not know). Great detail in the statue.

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Comment by Rod BurkeyPremier Member! Click for more info..(27th October 2013)

Dramatic image, and a moving tribute . Thanks for all the information which adds even more interest to this fine photograph.

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Comment by David SwannPremier Member! Click for more info..(28th October 2013)

A powerful frame-filling shot with interesting information

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Comment by rustyruth(28th October 2013)

Wonderful image Edward. Thanks for the information.

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Comment by Dave John(28th October 2013)

Stunning shot Edward and pin sharp too

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