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I put up a page way back which simply explained a bit of the background and then linked to a slide show of my full set of photos of the Pillar and also to a 2006 commemorative calendar which I created at that time.
How high was Nelson?
I had originally thought that only the viewing platform and the statue itself were blown away. Then I realised that it was more than that and recently a contrived video of the explosion, which showed it half way up the column, provoked me into doing an overlay which confirms that the explosion was about two thirds the way up the column.
What Nelson Saw
Some shots from the top of the Pillar not long before the Admiral's fall.
Shortly after the fall, Nelson's head took part in a fashion shoot on Killiney Beach
A very close Call
Possible loss of life avoided by the incompetence of the bomber.
I reflected on how the Admiral might look today, in all his finery but with his head showing signs of a hard life and a sudden death. Incidentally, the head can be inspected in the Dublin City Library and Archive (above Pearse St. public library).