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Queen Victoria Not Amused

Posted by
sithenah (Greater Manchester/Cheshire, United Kingdom) on 14 May 2008 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Queen Victoria is famous for being not amused.

This statue is at Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester, except she has her back to the gardens, except the gardens have been replaced by fountains.

She sits here facing an amusement arcade and the buses departing for Ashton under Lyne and other points East.

You can see Queen Victoria's Back at Ackworth born, gone West

To visit more ABC-Wednesday Q posts go to Mrs. Nesbitt's Place

FUJIFILM FinePix S602 ZOOM 1/480 second F/5.0 ISO 200 10 mm

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RuneE from Norway

Very well taken! The statue really shows how correct the famous Quotation really was!

As an aside, I have some shots from the famous Prince Albert Memorial in London that I have not posted. There you can really get an impression of the grief she must have felt at his death. Nothing was apparently spared.

14 May 2008 7:47am

babooshka from United Kingdom

Was she not happy and her image being captured? Must be Manx! Another terrific choice for q, which has proven quite a challenge for some, so to do 4 is well, as i have already stated impressive.

14 May 2008 10:57am

Jonna from United States

Excellent post and a great photo of Queen Victoria. She definitely was not amused. I find it ironic that she faces an amusement park.

14 May 2008 3:07pm

@Jonna: It is an amusement "arcade" not a "park" -- i.e. a building with lots of slot machines &c for gambling.

CrazyCath from United Kingdom

Definitely not AMUSEd at the AMUSEment arcade! I'm not sure which side of her is more flattering - the front or the back.

14 May 2008 5:16pm

John from Norway

Great shot and choice for Q.

14 May 2008 5:39pm

Neva from United States

I have always thought that she needed to lighten up a bit...she seemed so mean and cold......and this statue really shows her not at a good look!

14 May 2008 10:37pm

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

What a torment she must be going thru . . not knowing which way to turn, poor old dear.

15 May 2008 9:31pm

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