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By Philip_H
Part of the Albert Memorial, Kensington Gardens, London, England. It was commissioned by Queen Victoria in memory of her beloved husband, Prince Albert who died of typhoid in 1861. Designed by the architect George Gilbert Scott, it was opened in 1872.

At the corners of the central area, and at the corners of the outer area, there are two allegorical sculpture programmes: four groups depicting Victorian industrial arts and sciences (agriculture, commerce, engineering and manufacturing), and four more groups representing Europe, Asia, Africa and The Americas at the four corners, each continent-group including several ethnographic figures and a large animal. (A camel for Africa, a bison for the Americas, an elephant for Asia and a bull for Europe.) This image depicts the "Africa" group by William Theed.

Thanks for all the C&Cs on 'Chasing Pavements'.

Best wishes,

Tags: London Africa England Architecture Camel Sphinx Kensington gardens Albert memorial Prince albert Stone sculpture Allegorical sculpture William theed

Voters: barbarahirst, WhiteRose1, nonur and 18 more

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22 Jan 2013 6:30PM
thought I recognised this beauty
we will be there next week .... yippee!!!!

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WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
22 Jan 2013 6:45PM
The light on v2 gives it a lovely relief, Philip. A while since I've been down there.

nonur Plus
7 17 11 Turkey
22 Jan 2013 7:00PM
I like the sculpture and the two shots, nicely taken and presented with the info!
22 Jan 2013 7:33PM
I like the sculptures shot. Nicely taken
Mrsbass 3 2 1 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 7:40PM
Two great shots - V2 has it slightly over V1 for me today, and thanks for another great narrative.
abeeror2 4 22 Australia
22 Jan 2013 7:49PM
Lovely shot v1 for me.
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
22 Jan 2013 8:29PM
Lovely set; I particularly like the tones in V2.
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
22 Jan 2013 10:27PM
Good composition in both but V2 seems to work especially well. Great details in both images.

CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
23 Jan 2013 6:08AM
Very well captured, Philip.
Tibetan 4 3 England
23 Jan 2013 8:09PM
I know it quite well always a favourite from a child, nice one well depicted, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1832 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2013 2:07AM
I don't know it because I never go to London. It's a wonderful all-round sculpture. V2 is my favourite, you have an interesting angle on it there, especially the camel, and a perfect sky background.
JuBarney Plus
5 20 3 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2013 11:24AM
A lovely sculpture well captured

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