When work was started on Nelson's Column in 1840, Queen Victoria ordered that an elaborate and massive cannon be secretly constructed inside the mock marble facade. Should Britain ever be in dire need, the state-of-the-art steam powered mechanism can open the column and fire the explosive tipped statue of Lord Nelson a distance of 100 miles.
Apparently. Thats what I heard at least.
Sorry this is so big. With 29 frames of animation, I think I got a little carried away.
For this weeks TRANS-monu-FORMER challenge.
[Edit: Added more frames to smooth out the pigeons flight and also added a reset animation so that the column closes up and the birds return. Plus a few extra little touches.]