The Albert Memorial

I know that I’m not the first person to admire the Albert Memorial, but finding myself seeing it for the first time in a long while (it’s not my part of town), I couldn’t help but be impressed by its Victorian imperial pomp, solid and confident and gilt, thanks to Jocelyn Stevens, at the end of the grass sward.   I went up to it to pay my respects before a meeting at the Serpentine.   Odd to think how much it was hated and reviled:-

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