Cleopatra’s Needle, London obelisk

Aerial view of Cleopatra's Needle, the London obelisk. The photo is taken from the east, either in the river Thames or, more likely because of the aerial view, from the London Eye. Visible are the obelisk and its hieroglyphic inscriptions on one side, the back of the left sphinx facing the obelisk, the bottom of the right sphinx slightly because the rest is obscured by leaves. On the riverside part of the obelisk there's a little plateau where you could stand and also steps going down. The obelisk is right next to the pavement and road and there are large green-leaved trees on the pavement, and a large big white building behind Cleopatra's Needle on the other side of the road from it.

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