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1 April 6

The Copper Horse, Windsor Great Park

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This impressive statue is located at the end of the Long Walk in Windsor Great Park, Berkshire, England. The Long Walk runs around 3 miles (5km) from the Windsor Castle ending at Snow Hill where The Copper Horse statue is located. The spot provides an excellent view back to the Castle and surrounding areas. The park which served as a private hunting ground of Windsor Castle for many centuries is largely open to public now and an attraction for photographers like me.

Unlike my previous morning photography walk, this was late afternoon/early evening and the statue of George III appeared to be making some sort of statement in front of the setting sun.

The statue, commissioned by George IV, bears an ironic inscription: ‘the best of fathers’ in Latin. Like so many father-son relationships in the Hanoverian family, George III and George IV were known to have despised one another.

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6 thoughts to “The Copper Horse, Windsor Great Park”

  1. valeria

    April 1, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Wow! the images are fantastic, full of strong and the lighting is fantastic!
    i love statues!

  2. Adrian

    April 2, 2011 at 11:56 am

    People in England got it good with all that awesome scenery. Others turn to movies and photography for that kind of breathtaking.

  3. Andy

    April 5, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Great shots, I’ve always wanted to check out Windsor Castle!
    Did you go in the late afternoon?

  4. Asif Naqvi

    April 5, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Nope! interestingly I lived for five years just outside Windsor and never got the chance to check out the castle despite it was just at 10 minutes drive from my home!

  5. john langley

    February 6, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Born, raised and lived in Windsor for the 1st 19 years of my life.
    I miss it and its history.
    Fortunate to have spent a lot of time in the Castle and wonderful country side

  6. kevin

    July 14, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    was stationed in combermere barracks for a number of years
    and used to run to the copper horse and back every morning
    in all weathers,never got tired of the scenery,have not been
    there for some time must go back one day

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