Russel suggested that "there ought to be raised a Colossal Column
whose base sinking to Hell, should let the murderers read their infamy inscribed upon it; and whose capital of Corinthian laurel ascending to Heaven, should show the sainted Patriots that they have triumphed".
The new Trafalgar Square, with its terrace equipped with two plinths for equestrian statues, was a civic space which, in the 1840s, became the setting for the colossal column
carrying a figure of Horatio Nelson.
Thus, most traditional monuments are paraphrases of a few ancient types: the triumphal arch, temple, colossal column
, and obelisk.
Walking through the spectacular ruins of Palatine Hill and the Forum, the sense of Ancient Rome during its glorious reign as the world's most domineering power is evident in every colossal column
and the elaborate arches which celebrate yet another conquering triumph on the battlefield.
The mother-of-two lit Fred's bonfire at the bottom of the colossal column
. The flames burned wooden chocks holding up the chimney - and 20 minutes later the mighty Lancashire landmark took a spectacular tumble.
Originally 104 colossal columns
, built mainly from limestone, of which today only 15 remain.
On the ground, you're snared between the city's towers, each one squeezing out its own hunk of sky, but bobbing steadily through the air, you're able to examine those colossal columns
of glass and steel from a whole different perspective.
The Rahbani brothers' musicals pervaded the colossal columns
of the Jupiter temple, as the legendary Feyrouz took the stage, mesmerizing the audience with her heavenly voice and her mournful eyes.
Even when later archaeological evidence proved his interpetations wrong, Palladio's imaginative re-creations of these outsize spaces with colossal columns
still make compelling images.