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Greenwich film set

Some of Victor Hugo's 'Les Misérables' is being filmed at Greenwich university. A fantastic novel adapted and simplified for the long running musical. The original story has a wonderful description of the battle of Waterloo. Gavroche, a street urchin lives inside the hollow statue of the 'Elephant of the Bastille', a monument in Paris between 1813 and 1846. Sited where the 'Arc de Triomphe' now stands. The ladder behind the trunk gives an idea of scale.

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I don't remember seeing this in stage show, a great find John.
John Prior: The stage version is much simplified Brian, the original novel has much more depth.
Awesome elephant... I'm so glad you posted this photo John.
John Prior: It was a great find Jacquelyn
I can't abide the musical which I had the misfortune to sit through some years back. Impressive film set
John Prior: A great story though, the book is very long, I wonder how well it will be adapted to film, the BBC did a good radio play serial of it many years ago.
Great use of perspective and processing! A really strong image
John Prior: Thankyou, Finding this set by accident was a great opportunity.
Powerful stuff, John.
John Prior: This set was a great gift. Thanks Graeme.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Apr 2012, 23:04
Thanks for giving me a little more of the background to my favourite musical; I really ought to read the book one day smile this is huge and you have captured some fine colours here.
John Prior: Thanks Alan, a long book in two parts, The BBC did a very good radio serial adaption of it some years ago.
Wow, John, this is really fabulous! Outstanding details, textures and tones. Well done!!!
John Prior: Thanks John, finding this by accident was wonderful, totally surreal.
That's a rather extraordinary thing John!
John Prior: A chance find Elizabeth, I had no idea they were filming at Greenwich, I thought it was so surreal
Whoa, that's huge! I really like this shot smile
Happy Easter!
John Prior: Thanks a lot Laura smile
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 9 Apr 2012, 08:50
Absolutely fabulous, John! I love your processing skills.
John Prior: Thank you Ginnie, I was knocked out by my chance finding of this set, so It was well worth working on in the digital darkroom.
Fantastic story with this elephant. I didn't know! Thanks to share the picture and the comment!
Have a nice day.

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