London photo: the hideousness that is the Albert Memorial

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Queen Victoria loved her husband so much she had this built in his honor. To be fair, we are still talking about it today.

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althea
althea
Thu, May 08, 2014 12:24am

Oh my, I’ve never seen this. Yay.

Jurgan
Jurgan
Thu, May 08, 2014 1:17am

Her husband built her a telescope that can kill werewolves, and this is what she gives in return?

RogerBW
RogerBW
Thu, May 08, 2014 11:56am

I quite like it.

Mind you, Victoria famously didn’t want any memorial for herself, but George V got his revenge on her.

bronxbee
bronxbee
Thu, May 08, 2014 5:52pm

i wonder if people thought the Taj Mahal was hideous too? i think if you put this up against the hideousness that is the Shard (yes, i know the hostess likes the Shard; i do not) or the current “walkie talkie” in progress, we can see that the Victorians were not the only ones to inflict the visions with construction in excess.

RogerBW
RogerBW
reply to  bronxbee
Thu, May 08, 2014 6:12pm

I’m with you on this one; I detest the Shard, the Gherkin, and those other new buildings that have been wrecking what was left of London’s skyline.