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I just had to sit and watch...

...having read the book. Saw Les Misérables yesterday and enjoyed it. I posted another view of this last April. The film set at Greenwich University. The 'Elephant of the Bastille', a monument in Paris between 1813 and 1846. Sited where the 'Arc de Triomphe' now stands.

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  • Frances
  • United States
  • 15 Feb 2013, 01:17
Tremendous shot! The texture of the elephant really stands out.
John Prior: Thank you Frances, I was really lucky to come across the film set, I had no idea it was there.
Quite a shot... you are really gifted in b/w...
John Prior: Thanks a lot Larry
Awesome! I remember last Aprils shot and was mighty impressed with it also!
John Prior: Thanks Elizabeth. Apparently the real thing was even larger and had rooms inside it.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 15 Feb 2013, 07:46
I'd definitely sit and watch this, John!
John Prior: Thanks Ginnie, worth seeing the film.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 15 Feb 2013, 08:45
Blimey - I'm glad you explained this shot John!
John Prior: Apparently the real thing was even larger and had rooms inside it.
A perfectly composed image,good photo.
John Prior: Thank you Roland
  • Chad Doveton
  • where latitude and longitude meet
  • 15 Feb 2013, 10:28
Crumbs John, no wonder he looks so miserable.
John Prior: Apparently the real thing was even larger and had rooms inside it.
Good shot,John. A great place to spend some time shooting.
John Prior: Yes very obliging of the set makers smile
What a marvellous find to come across.
John Prior: Yes indeed Brian, quite a surprise.
Great picture John. I saw Les Mis on stage and hated every minute of it grin
John Prior: I saw it in the west end many years ago, thought it was good. And the the film very dramatic, well filmed and well cast. The original story has excellent descriptions, a very long two part book.
This is great... such an impressive view.
John Prior: An interesting spectacle, thank you Jacquelyn
  • elleplate
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Feb 2013, 22:13
I've just seen the film too, but didn't know about the elephant! Thanks for the explanation smile
John Prior: Victor Hugo goes into a lot of interesting detail in the story, plucky street urchin Gavroche lives inside the structure of the statue that Napoleon commissioned. The real thing was also just a mockup that never made it to being cast in bronze.
Wow, I hear the people sing a song of angry men!

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