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How to put the ship in the bottle? Well, it is a secret.

Yinka Shonibare's replica of Nelson's HMS Victory in a bottle is one of the most photographed artworks in London.

The work is an incredibly detailed, scaled-down replica of Nelson's flagship HMS Victory.
and measures 280 cm x 250 cm x 500 cm. The piece is intricate and features 80 cannons and 37 sails. A noticeable departure from the original ship is the African-patterned fabric used for the sails. This fabric is symbolic of the African identity and independence. This explores ties between colonialism and abolitionism, and the British relationship with indigenous peoples.

In the 'National Maritime Museum' visitors can familiarise themselves with the history of the British navy as well as the naval history of the whole of Europe. The museum was established in 1937 and is one of the largest maritime museums in the world. The museum displays artefacts involving sea and navigation, such as ship models, instruments that were used for navigation, and paintings. Admiral Nelson's own uniform is also on display here.
(After Wikipedia)
The view of the bottle outside the Maritime Museum in the Workshop.

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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13613 W: 141 N: 35295] (158988)
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