The Needle taken from the South Bank. On the left the Adelphi Buildings, in the centre Shell Mex House and on the right the rear of the famous Savoy Hotel. The name Cleopatra's Needle is the popular name for the three Ancient Egyptian Obelisks re-erected in London, Paris and New York during the nineteenth century. The London and New York ones are a pair while the Paris one comes from a different original site where its twin remains. They are somewhat misnamed as they have no particular connection with Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt and were already over 1000 years old in her lifetime.
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Photo taken in Lambeth, London, UK
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