Wednesday, May 14, 2008

ABC Wednesday - Q is for Queen Victoria's back


Queen Victoria is famous for being not amused.

This statue is at Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester, except she has her back to the gardens, except the gardens have been replaced by fountains.

She sits here facing an amusement arcade and the buses departing for Ashton under Lyne and other points East.

I've featured part of this statue here before on my post loneliness.

You can see the front of the statue by visiting Sithenah.

My other ABC Wednesday Q posts this week are ~~ Queen Adelaide Inn Sign at Hyde Daily Photo ~~ Queen Adelaide Reservoir under construction at Old Hyde.

To visit more ABC-Wednesday Q posts go to Mrs. Nesbitt's Place.

22 comments:

  1. That most Qualify for the most original Q

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  2. I always get confused where I have to choice between more then one site done by one blogger I am looking forward to your post on the subject and want to say Thank You ;-)

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  3. Fantastic Q-shot. Very lovely and kreativ Q-post!
    Have a nice week:)

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  4. Another original q. You ahve excelled yourself this week.

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  5. I've seen more queens today since the beginning of the year. Good choice! :)

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  6. Sorry you find Q-tips so off putting .... what do you use to clean your ears ... your finger .. a twig, a pencil ... ?

    :-Daryl

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  7. Hello Gerald, Fasinating facts, and as always a great shot and theme.

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  8. Thanks for visiting my Q post. I almost posted my female cats - queens of course! This is so sad that times have changed and forced the statue to look on other sights than those that were intended.
    Nice Q post though.

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  9. A second view of the queen not being unamused. Why is it so?

    I chose to use nearby Quadra Island for Q. It is a fun vacation destination that you can see by clicking here. – Margy

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  10. Nice photo and a very good Q post!

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  11. Great photo of the Queen as well as the one on your loneliness post. Interesting how she's located now...progress and all.
    Happy Wednesday!

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  12. Poor old Victoria, I bet she wished she was facing the other way! Good Q choice.

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  13. Right now she is being climbed over by disgruntled football fans. A giant screen set up to show the Zenica-Rangers match has broken. There appears to be a lot of trouble going on there.

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  14. I've always been fascinated by the life of Queen Victoria. My younger daughter was born on the Tuesday after our Victoria Day and I considered naming her Victoria, but my husband worried that she'd end up as "Vicky" which neither of us liked. I looked at your other site where the front of the statue is pictured and it's absolutely stunning! Nice job today! As always. ;D

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  15. I could barely find one "Q" and that by accident...that you can do 4 is more than impressive!!!!

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  16. I have just looked at her front, she does not look amused at all.Good choice for Q". I thought there would be a lot of Queens!

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  17. She looks a lot more cheerful in this statue than in others, like the one I featured from Port Elizabeth.

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  18. This statue was alluded to in the lyrics of a song by Manchester rock group, The Fall; "Queen Victoria... is a big black slug in Piccadilly, Manchester..." ...Know what they mean, mind...

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