E.J.Wilkins

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The Tower of Belém

This is a small bronze scale model of the The Tower of Belém, donated by Rotary International for the benefit of partially sighted visitors it stands on a waist high plinth near the tower itself.

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Still chasing around, probably not back to full service until the weekend.

Thanks for all your comments, I do appreciate them.

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The Tower of Belém

This is a small bronze scale model of the The Tower of Belém, donated by Rotary International for the benefit of partially sighted visitors it stands on a waist high plinth near the tower itself.

..........

Still chasing around, probably not back to full service until the weekend.

Thanks for all your comments, I do appreciate them.

...........

If you have a spare moment, please visit my vfxy
.

comments (20)

  • johnnyg
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 Nov 2007, 00:08
I wonder how this would look shot from the ground with a wide angle lens and up close ?
EJWilkins: I think, because it's so accurately done, it would look like a building. I didn't think of getting in close to it.
For the visually impaired, it looks dangerous to trip over with the pointy bits.
EJWilkins: Oops, should have said, it's on a stone plinth and it set at about waist level for an adult, not at all trip overable.
Funny how the castle has such a strong presence. Great angle. smile
EJWilkins: The real one is even better, this is just a taster.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 30 Nov 2007, 03:57
What a nice idea! Some museums here let blind people touch the exhibits, but that wouldn't help much with the Tower, I guess.
EJWilkins: I thought it was a lovely idea, and so did loads of other people. Children especially were happy to touch and feel it .. art for all, and not vandalised either!
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 30 Nov 2007, 04:44
Love the shiny bits, where folks...sighted or un- ...have made use of this excellent idea.
EJWilkins: I do too Ray, it shows how fascinated people are by this piece of work
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 30 Nov 2007, 04:49
This is a wonderfull picture, love the colour and the texture of the buillding, I agree with Martin (Ellie have a nive weekend, maybe you have to check out Ginnies picture and try it wink
EJWilkins: I'll take a look Astrid, thanks.
  • Urv
  • california
  • 30 Nov 2007, 06:18
Such a different perspective from the handful of shots I got
EJWilkins: I bet you took some good ones smile
  • Richa
  • United States
  • 30 Nov 2007, 07:17
Nice..Tower make you expect something taller and then you see people walking in the background at the top. Great effect Ellie..
EJWilkins: Yes, I suppose it's a bit of a trick really. The 'real' tower is the other way, it looks small until you're on the inside
This is a nice shot Ellie. I like the angle
EJWilkins: Thanks Richard, it was hard to choose what might be the best, so I went for the one view you can't possibly get of the real tower ... it faces into the river. wink
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 30 Nov 2007, 09:19
what an interesting find. can't wait till the day we get to travel again.
EJWilkins: It'll happen sooner than you imagine Nev wink
How're you doing?
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 30 Nov 2007, 11:57
I thought you were playing chess here. A huge rook in front and a line of pawns at the back, with one pawn taken.

Great picture
EJWilkins: You're absolutely right, it does somehow look like a chess board, but with loads of squares! I wonder if anybody's ever thought of marketing it?
Nice miniature indeed !
EJWilkins: It is, and well worth looking at too Zeb wink
What a wonderful idea.
EJWilkins: That's what I thought when I saw it, and it gives sighted people the chance to see what the tower would look like from the estuary ... the sticky out bit goes outwards into the water, the whole thing is away from the bank
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 30 Nov 2007, 20:10
LOL at Louis. I like the idea of playing chess with this. You could surely make a great Chess set with all the interesting places you've shown us of Belém, Ellen. smile

Hopefully you can RELAX this weekend. Sounds like you'll need to.
EJWilkins: Relaxation is starting, but probably not till Monday morning wink

I think Louis has got a great idea, it would sell too!
  • Chris
  • Lost in space!
  • 30 Nov 2007, 22:14
Facinating object Ellie...hope all is well? Chris
EJWilkins: Absolutely fine thanks Chris, but a bit fed up with late nights out in the car .. in pouring rain! Back to normal-ish now, thank goodness. And it's December too! Aargh!
Nice casting, like the line of bollards as well but wnder why one is lying down on the job.

Well seen Ellie.
EJWilkins: I know, wretched thing, spoiled the line .. I was tempted to go and try to prop the thing up, but I think it had been undone to let a vehicle through, so I didn't think I ought!
What a funky little structure. Nice shot. All the best, Dave.
That is a great model smile
  • monika
  • rainy London
  • 2 Dec 2007, 21:45
So cute minature! I was really impressed by Torre de Belem and I would not mind to have this model home grin
Nice pic with goods textures!

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