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Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Albert Monument in London

1st July 2015

The Albert Memorial is situated in Kensington GardensLondon, 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. 
It is very impressive monument. 

Photos were taken on 6th June 2015 by me.

 For sure Victoria loved her hubby very much

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 1875,[1] the memorial consists of an ornate canopy or pavilion, in the style of a Gothic ciborium over the high altar of a church,[2] 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.