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Aiming low

Posted by
Nitin (Mayenne, France) on 13 September 2014 in Art & Design.

"Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World."
Christopher Columbus

A central square sculpture of Eros at Piccadilly Circus - again on a gloomy day, which just makes it look even more doomed. This statue of a winged archer poised with his bow is known as The Statue of Eros. Eros was the God of Love. The statue might really be the Angel of Christian Charity, or Anteros, the brother of Eros, but Londoners call him Eros.

According to Wikipedia:
Piccadilly Circus is a road junction and public space of London's West End in the City of Westminster, built in 1819 to connect Regent Street with Piccadilly. In this context, a circus, from the Latin word meaning "circle", is a round open space at a street junction.

NIKON D700 1/800 second F/6.3 ISO 250 62 mm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

ha ha . . next time I walk by I will try see it this way . . we are all doomed but Eros may get the last laugh !

13 Sep 2014 7:55am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
A M A Z I N G !

13 Sep 2014 3:47pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France


14 Sep 2014 6:19am

franz from Baden, Austria

very clever and effective angle and use of light !!!

15 Sep 2014 6:36pm

1/800 second
ISO 250
62 mm