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Victoria on her pedestal

 

Queen Victoria must be one of the most honoured of monarchs judging by the number of statues to her that can be found arround the country. This one has ust been restored and re-postioned on Nevil Street in Southport. Behind her may be seen the top of the Marine Way bridge.

Victoria on her pedestal

 

Queen Victoria must be one of the most honoured of monarchs judging by the number of statues to her that can be found arround the country. This one has ust been restored and re-postioned on Nevil Street in Southport. Behind her may be seen the top of the Marine Way bridge.

comments (6)

  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 13 Sep 2007, 10:15
Aunt Viccy had a lot of people start walking the straight and narrow. Even a whole era and an architectural style named after her. She must have been quite a statesperson.

Now she is looking aaway from that modern bridge behind her. See how she is turning her head.

Great shot
Les Auld: Appreciate the comment Louis, Victoria certainly had ability, no doubt about that.

Before the area was renovated the statue faced in the opposite direction looking out over the sea front, maybe she is not amused to no look towards a less interesting town centre.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Sep 2007, 12:47
Funny thing Les when I saw the thumbnail I thought that looks like a bridge I walked over in Southport three years ago and stone the crows I was right. smile
Les Auld: Thanks Tracy, pleased to bring back memories for you.
Peculiarly, Les, in this photo the attention has called me the letters of lights that there are behind the statue... seems the entrance of a circus! wink
Les Auld: The letters are part of the name "Funland" which is an amusemnet arcade at the landward end of Southport Pier. It does get to be a bit of a circus around there when the motorcycle groups come to town of a summers evening.
I noticed the fairground lights too - tantalising - I want to know what they spell.
Les Auld: "Funland" where fun can be had by all, and more to the point tourists can spend some money in the arcade. Tahnks for the comment.
Lovely last few shots Les. QEII the grand old dame, always ooks spectacular. Saw her some years ago in my home town of Cork, from whose harbour Titanic left on that ill fated voyage. There's still a lot of Victoriana around Ireland, and my undergraduate University in Cork, originally had a statue of Victoria when it was founded in 1845. After Irish independence she was unceremoniously removed from atop the Aula Maxima and buried in the grounds. St. Patrick replaced her smile
Les Auld: Thanks dave, glad you liked them. I'll bet Victoria was not amused by being replaced by St. Patrick.
Loving the old against the new, and the expression on Queen Victoria`s face which seems to say `standing infront of a fairground is just not dignified!` lol! (:o)
Les Auld: Definately not amused. thanks Rosalyn.

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