Friday, June 15, 2012

Queen Victoria in Ballarat


Hi V This statue of Queen Victoria by B. Mackennal was erected in Queen Victoria Square directly opposite the front door of the Town Hall.  In her right hand is her sceptre and in her right her orb topped with a gold winged figure of Victory.  The statue was unveiled on 24 May 1900 and she has surveyed he realm ever since ... Cheers J. 
Shared with Skywatch Friday.

13 comments:

  1. It’s hard to believe how rich towns like Ballart must have been in the gold rush times - there is no way a small rural centre in would get a statue like this if the place had not been important.

    Stewart M

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  2. Would love to do a collection of Queen Vic statues from around the world!
    I love the figure of victory.

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  3. Hi J,
    I love the angle here with the wispy white clouds kiss Her Majesty's cheek!
    Cheers,
    V

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  4. Great shot!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  5. Superb composition and perspective Joe, Her Majesty never looked so good!

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  6. Apt take on the sky behind Queen Victoria with interesting documentation!

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  7. I liked the orb topped with the gold winged figure!
    Have a good weekend Joe. ;-)

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  8. I can see on Victoria's profile, more Elizabeth's resemblance with her! When I think of Victoria, I think of the unforgettable movie "Mrs. Brown!"

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  9. What a gorgeous shot with a striking profile and contrasts of color!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  10. I just love this composition! I'm sure Queen V would agree with me! :-)

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  11. Great composition and colours!

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