Saturday, December 2, 2017

Victoria Regina, reflected


I've long been very fond of the statue of Queen Victoria that stands outside Kensington Palace - the palace in which she grew up.  It was designed by her daughter Princess Louise in 1893, and shows her mother aged 18, in 1837, wearing her coronation robes.  Here she is, upside-down, reflected in the little moat round the plinth, with a few floating late autumnal leaves.  I'm sure this ought to function as a metaphor for something ...

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