Postcard for Gordon Brown from Buckingham Palace

June 27, 2007 at 8:22 am | Posted in Britain, Buckingham Palace, England, Gold statues, Gordon Brown, HM the Queen, Landmarks, London, My photos, Photography, Summer, UK, Victoria Memorial | Leave a comment

My postcard of the Victoria Memorial outside Buckingham Palace

The winged Angel of Truth faces south-east and Charity faces south-west to be seen by viewers from Buckingham Palace. These are on the Victoria Memorial in Queen’s Gardens. On the pinnacle is a striking golden Victory flanked by two seated figures in gold. This is a postcard for our new Prime Minister of Great Britain, Gordon Brown, who passed Nelson’s Column and this statue en route to his audience with Her Majesty the Queen today.

The large statue of Queen Victoria (facing north-east looking along The Mall) and The Angel of Justice (facing north-west toward Green Park) are on the two sides you cannot see in this photograph.

Gordon Brown’s first speech as Prime Minister today was excellent—especially when he said,

“I went to the local school. I wouldn’t be standing here without the opportunities that I received there and I want the best of chances for everyone.”

That is a sentiment shared by many I know who had free education through university and are reaping the benefits of that wonderful opportunity. I really hope he does get to lead, encourage and implement plenty of positive changes.

Victoria Memorial seen from the front of Buckingham Palace


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