The forth plinth is always a lure for the photographer and it is a must to check the camera shot.
"All right, Mr DeMille I'm ready for my close up"
Here is a different occupant of the Fourth Plinth (left of the fountain) who has gone with the naval theme of the square.
This is "Nelson's Ship in a Bottle" by Yinka Shonibare which lived on the plinth from May 2010-2012. A perfect replica of HMS Victory, apart from the sails of Indonesian batik. This material was originally mass produced by Dutch traders and sold in West Africa and today it is associated with African dress. As a black British artist Shonibare is mixing the traditional ship in a bottle with batik sails to comment and meditate on colonialism, industrialisation and emigration. It certainly struck a chord with the British public because when it was rumoured that on its removal from the plinth it was going to be sold to Korea money was raised to keep it in England and today it is installed outside the National Maritime Museum. This is a happy coincidence because I'm staying nearby there next month when I hope to get a better photograph. I struggled with both the sun and the hight to get much of the intricate details in this one.
An entry to ABC Wednesday, a journey through the alphabet, this week sojourning at F here