Saturday, 19 August 2017

Albert Memorial Revisited

Hello

Thanks for popping in.

A couple of weeks ago I posted a few photos from my trip to Kensington Gardens in London and, would you believe it, I've been back there again en route to enjoying a marvellous Afternoon Tea with the youngest Mr CK.  I thought I would try to find the bronze sculptures of tree stumps by Rob and Nick Carter, also mentioned recently, which are nearby but it was like looking for a needle in a haystack with all those trees in the park.  I had to give up in the end.

It's so beautiful there though and I thought you might like to see the Albert Memorial in a bit more detail.




It really is enormous, very difficult to get the scale from the photos.  With the restoration, it just sparkles in the sun.


Four Continents are represented by sculptures at the corners lower down from those shown in the photo above, you just can't get everything in the photo!

This is Europe by Patrick McDowell 

Asia by John Henry Foley

Asia again

Africa by William Theed
I had to dash off without a photo of America, sorry about that!

Across the road is the Royal Albert Hall, currently in the middle of the Proms season - 8weeks of daily classical concerts where you can queue up outside to get standing tickets to watch that day's concert for a cheaper rate. The last night of the Proms has taken on a traditional format featuring patriotic music and songs, the Prommers, or audience, are encouraged to bring flags, balloons, party poppers and you can hear the occasional horn as well, to create the great atmosphere.  Luckily, you can watch it on the TV too.



It always seems to me to be either the First or Last Night of the Proms and I'm always saying it can't be the Proms again already as the years scoot by!

Cheerio

8 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful memorial - love the sculptures and the pretty gardens! x K

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    1. It's amazing how enormous the memorial is, so spectacular. x

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  2. End of proms always sems like the end of Summer - I've only ever been in the Royal Albert Hall once, it was very impressive as is the statue:)

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    1. It's amazing with all those mushrooms on the ceiling!

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  3. It's such a beautiful memorial, testament to the love Victoria and Albert shared. I'm looking forward to the new series of Victoria, it's being advertised on TV at the moment. It looks as though this series is more about their relationship.

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    1. As I write this, the first episode is on the TV. I hope you are enjoying it.

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