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Week 12/52 - Albert Memorial

By MonochromeTear  
I'll be entirely honest, I didn't realise this actually existed until I stumbled upon it whilst walking around London before work...I stood in awe of the craftsmanship, and realise we just don't make anything like this anymore. Everything is printed or cast or manufactured by machines, such a shame that I don't think we will create any real beauty ever again...From Wikipedia;.The Albert Memorial is situated in Kensington Gardens, London, directly to the north of the Royal Albert Hall. It was commissioned by Queen Victoria in memory of her beloved husband, Prince Albert who died of typhoid in 1861. The memorial was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott in the Gothic Revival style. Opened in July 1872 by Queen Victoria, with the statue of Albert ceremonially "seated" in 1876, the memorial consists of an ornate canopy or pavilion, in the style of a Gothic ciborium over the high altar of a church, containing a statue of the prince facing south. The memorial is 176 feet (54 m) tall, took over ten years to complete, and cost 120,000 (the equivalent of about 10,000,000 in 2010). The cost was met by public subscription.

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cats_123 Plus
15 4.9k 28 Northern Ireland
28 Mar 2018 5:40PM
One of the less well publicised monuments but quite beautiful 😀

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Chinga Plus
8 3 1 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2018 6:24AM
Iconic! You've done it justice!
Excellent image and subject...
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