June 20, 2006

Queen Victoria


This statue of Queen Victoria stands proudly at the foot of Leith Walk in the working class heart of Edinburgh. I can't imagine old Vic is too happy about being stuck on a plinth oustide a Woolworths and a betting shop, but that's where she is. I find it a rather odd place for her given that most other former monarchs have statues of themselves in the New Town or somewhere like that. Does anyone know if there is some strong bond between Queen Victoria and Leith?

2 comments:

Terra Vecchia said...

il y a eu un beau match ce soir je ne sais pas si la reine en ai satisfaite...

Louise said...

She was a woman of many statues. She appears younger in Edinburgh than in Wellington! http://wellingtondailyphoto.blogspot.com/2006/05/public-art-works-from-1800s.html