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    http://www.apimages.com/Search.aspx?...&cfasstyle=AND

  • #2
    I remember in the early 60s when a lot of this hadn't been cleared up yet.*

    *For "cleared up" read "replaced with a commie block".

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    • #3
      Originally posted by James Hacker MP View Post
      I remember in the early 60s when a lot of this hadn't been cleared up yet.*

      *For "cleared up" read "replaced with a commie block".
      Well it certainly was in the area where my wife lived during the Blitz, (Fulham) as I understand it the road she lived in no longer exists and has not done so since the late 40s!
      'By Horse by Tram'.


      I was in when they needed 'em,not feeded 'em.
      " Youuu 'Orrible Lot!"

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      • #4
        Kudos again to sniper for his excellent work in digging up photo sites!

        Some of the damage is still there, as the Sphynx shows.



        The old statue in question is the metal and stone one, not my bride!
        I can say that because she's still asleep!

        Regards,
        Dennis
        If stupid was a criminal offense Sea Lion believers would be doing life.

        Shouting out to Half Pint for bringing back the big mugs!

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        • #5
          I'll snail mail her a copy.

          That what friends are for.
          "Ask not what your country can do for you"

          Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

          you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Half Pint John View Post
            I'll snail mail her a copy.

            That what friends are for.
            There's a word for people like you! Unfortunately I don't think it will get past the censors!

            At least have the good grace to hold off for a while so my first days of retirement won't be spent in ICU!

            Best regards,
            Dennis
            If stupid was a criminal offense Sea Lion believers would be doing life.

            Shouting out to Half Pint for bringing back the big mugs!

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            • #7
              I checked the Photos and can not manage to find the statue among them,where abouts is the damage on the current photo?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Heidi View Post
                I checked the Photos and can not manage to find the statue among them,where abouts is the damage on the current photo?
                Look at the statue base girl! Also, less visible are holes in the left front leg of the Sphinx.
                If stupid was a criminal offense Sea Lion believers would be doing life.

                Shouting out to Half Pint for bringing back the big mugs!

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                • #9
                  some other interesting pics.. also some info links ..

                  http://www.flickr.com/groups/[email protected]/


                  http://www.timeout.com/london/big-sm...mb_damage.html

                  http://www.flickr.com/groups/londona...7601037333493/
                  Last edited by sniper1946; 12 May 10, 05:43.

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                  • #10
                    Dennis,I thought you meant the Statue had damage,I was looking at the statue and not the base.
                    There is alot of damage on the base,and none on the statue,im guessing they only repared the statue,too save money.

                    Cheers.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by D1J1 View Post
                      Kudos again to sniper for his excellent work in digging up photo sites!

                      Some of the damage is still there, as the Sphynx shows.
                      Intersting, I wonder if the plaque is related to the splinter damage or the history of the statue?

                      Here's a pic of one of the three preserved examples of bomb/shell damage on St. Petersburg sights. It just struck me as something very similar.



                      The plaque reads: "These are the scars left by one of the 148478 artillery shells fired by the Germans on Leningrad in 1941-1944". In fact it was a 250 kg airbomb. The horse statues were taken of their pedestals and "buried" in a nearby garden in August 1941.
                      www.histours.ru

                      Siege of Leningrad battlefield tour

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ShAA View Post
                        Intersting, I wonder if the plaque is related to the splinter damage or the history of the statue?

                        Here's a pic of one of the three preserved examples of bomb/shell damage on St. Petersburg sights. It just struck me as something very similar.



                        The plaque reads: "These are the scars left by one of the 148478 artillery shells fired by the Germans on Leningrad in 1941-1944". In fact it was a 250 kg airbomb. The horse statues were taken of their pedestals and "buried" in a nearby garden in August 1941.
                        Yes I suppose it would have been a bomb, how come they made that mistake, why the Hell is that on there?
                        Last edited by lcm1; 13 May 10, 20:23.
                        'By Horse by Tram'.


                        I was in when they needed 'em,not feeded 'em.
                        " Youuu 'Orrible Lot!"

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