"Victoria Memorial" Buckingham Palace Tip by kenyneo
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The Victoria Memorial is an imposing, tall edifice by the sculptor Thomas Brock (1911) with a surround by the architect Aston Webb. It is 82 ft high, and has a large statue of Victoria facing eastwards, away from Buckingham Palace. On the north (Mall side) is an Angel of Justice with subsidiary figures, and on the opposite side a more peaceful group with an Angel of Truth. The Justice figure is an archetypical Brock sculpture, and is worth careful study - know this statue, and you know much of Brock.
The fourth side of the monument, facing west towards Buckingham Palace, is Charity. Up above, on the pinnacle, is a gilded figure of Victory with two seated figures. The plinth, raised by four steps above the surround, has ships' prows facing the corners, suggestive of Britain ruling the seas, and maintaining the nautical accent to The Mall. The whole edifice and statues are of white marble, of which, remarkably, some 2,300 tons were used
I was sitting there for at least 15 minutes , doing nothing but watching the cars passed by ...enjoying the sun bathing and occasional breeze that glided by ...and my mind was living in the moment , thinking of nothing but absorbing the every essence and vibrance of the place ....its cool ...
Address: The Mall, SW1
Directions: Green Park tube
Phone: +44 303 123 7300
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