The Albert Memorial is situated in Kensington Gardens, directly to the north of the Royal Albert Hall. It was commissioned by Queen Victoria in memory of her beloved husband, Prince Albert who died of typhoid in 1861. The memorial was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott in the Gothic Revival style. Opened in July 1872 by Queen Victoria, with the statue of Albert ceremonially "seated" in 1875, the memorial consists of an ornate canopy or pavilion, in the style of a Gothic ciborium over the high altar of a church, containing a statue of the prince facing south. The memorial is 176 feet (54 m) tall, took over ten years to complete, and cost £120,000 (the equivalent of about £10,000,000 in 2010). The cost was met by public subscription. Source: Wikipedia
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lousat (75063) 2014-08-24 1:36
Hi Gosia,very original design,remind me a thai temple...eehehe....great capture,a fantastic perspective and the best detail and colors,the people inside give us the exact idea of the dimensions.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
Tue (27696) 2014-08-24 1:58
Superb capture of this memorial. Excellent POV and the very blue sky is a great background. The sharpness is great and brings out all the details really well. Nice inclusion of the two people too.
ikeharel (55368) 2014-08-24 2:13
One of the most impressive monuments in London, Goisa, and you had a marvelous bright day when taken this photo.
The two bikers scale well the scene, which show beautiful art elements built on.
Have a nice Sunday afternoon,
Nicou (119547) 2014-08-24 2:38
Les personnage avec leur vélo en petit donne la taille de ce mémorial superbe compo et vue quelle image quel belle statue dorée avec le contraste avec le blanc et cette barrière merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié
snunney (81885) 2014-08-24 2:42
I have not seen this memorial since it was restored some years ago now; it is really quite spectacular seen here in all its glory against that wonderful sky. The point of view is very well chosen and the technical realisation excellent. I like the presence of the two boys with their bikes.
carlo62 (30625) 2014-08-24 2:48
non ho visto molte foto di questo luogo, per cui risulta una bella condivisione, ma soprattutto è una bella foto.
Il monumento è veramente bello e hai aggiunto interesse inserendo i due ragazzi in bici.
timecapturer (47518) 2014-08-24 2:48
a shot that proves we do have days when we get clear deep blue skies in England, and what better a backdrop to the wonderful Albert Memorial. It looks spectacular in this glorious shot. Well done!
Enjoy your Sunday - B.
Gigidusud (14713) 2014-08-24 6:01
Very good frame on this monument, I also photographed during my stay. Superb!
Have a nice Sunday.
npecanhuk (63604) 2014-08-24 6:24
Beautiful, attractive and pleasant-looking picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, chosen pov and composition with the inclusion of people are all excellent photo qualities that I really liked!
TFS - congrats,
Sergiom (57851) 2014-08-24 6:49
J'aime beaucoup cette composition. Le monument par lui-même est déjà très beau ,mais lorsqu'on y rajoute une belle contre plongée, un ciel parfait et des cyclistes qui passent juste au bon moment, c'est parfait.
Noel_Byrne (22793) 2014-08-24 8:24
This is a pretty epic memorial! I have heard of it before, but I nev knew it was huge and so ornate. The gold color reminds me too of a temple, and I could see this happily positioned in a complex in Thailand, an excellent view that you have taken, and brilliant idea to include the two people, as they help show the impressive size well. Taken under beautiful light too.
Thanks for sharing this wonder.
holmertz (39569) 2014-08-24 8:30
It's a well known monument, but the inclusion of the two persons and their bikes add a human component that gives the composition a personal style. The excellent colours and clarity, and the well chosen POV, also seem to be parts of your personal style.
rychem (21719) 2014-08-24 9:14
Ta wysokość to prawie 20 piętrowy budynek, bardzo ładny neogotyk bez domieszek, świetne zdjęcie, kolory aż przyciągają wzrok
asajernigan (21102) 2014-08-24 10:31
Great shot of this beautiful monument with only 2 people in the shot. The angle of the shot works well allowing us to see more than one side of the structure. The gold of the monument stands out beautifully against the deep blue sky.
photoray (11465) 2014-08-24 10:55
Impressive ornate and detailed temple to Albert, a blend of neo gothic and religious treatments, and reminding us of the British Empire perhaps at its height under Queen Victoria.
Would enjoy visiting the monument in person.
We Yanks rarely have been exposed to the Albert Memorial.
Thanks for sharing,
dkmurphys (48088) 2014-08-24 14:07
Spectacular capture of this attractive monument. I like the golden elements and the perfect blue sky background. Well taken.
miumiu (5733) 2014-08-24 16:02
The contrasts and colours are brilliant on your photo.
The blue sky is an excellent background of the memorial and l like the airplane too.
Very beautiful capture again.
ourania (29445) 2014-08-25 2:48
I can't remember seeing this monument before, it is very impressive in your large vertical frame, the blue sky is a magnificent backdrop that pleases the eyes and sets off the subject most effectively. You chose a fine perspective and the details of the sculptures and the decoration are sharp and clear for the viewer to study. The two people allow us to grasp the dimensions of the monument. Your colour management is superb. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
Cricri (104511) 2014-08-25 4:23
Merveilleux monument, les couleurs et détails dorés avec la statue et les autres statues blanches, bon POV, superbe bleu azur qui fait ressortir le monument d'une bien jolie façon
dcole (281) 2014-08-25 19:18
I love your presentation of this memorial. The details are so sharp against that perfect sky. The people add a nice sense of scale for the height. Great shot!
jemaflor (83046) 2014-08-29 23:59
Interesting monument and original architecture, perfectly presented with beautiful colors and light capture, well also these human presence, tfs.
williewhistler (13541) 2014-08-30 3:58
the clear blue sky provides a perfect backdrop for this most impressive of Memorials,the exposure settings are spot on and the amount of detail shown first rate.
The colourful cyclist help to give scale as well as providing that little bit of human interest.
Warm regards Les.
annjackman (19025) 2014-08-30 4:03
This famous monument with its gold decoration is always a good one to photograph. I think it stands out magnificently in your photo against the pure blue sky. The couple with their bikes makes this picture for me, giving an interesting juxtaposition of the rigid statues and people in modern clothes. Beautifully taken.
Kind Regards, Ann
swapankumarroy (2831) 2014-08-30 4:40
An excellent deep blue background exhibited the memorial more vivid and good contrast, very nicely shoot from an well position, good composition and well sharped image.
warm regards and have a nice weekend,
jhm (137668) 2014-08-30 7:02
What a wonderful picture of this Albert Memorial, with a very pleasant blue sky as contrast.
Your picture is taken with high quality, excellent sharpness and clarity.
Nice perspective and depth through the excellent choice of your angle
Addition of the people is perfect for the scale, and gives more life to the picture
Very well composition, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
gildasjan (41412) 2014-08-30 9:59
Un format soigneusement cadré et ici très belle harmonie de couleurs entre les dorures et le bleu dense de ce ciel.
SWEETFREEDOM (22292) 2014-08-30 22:56
The colors and details are great. Beautiful the light and the elaborated architecture of this memorial.
imageme (1625) 2014-09-01 8:45
Hi Gosia, Your low POV shows how proud of this Albert Memorial standing there. The gold is eye catching and the bright blue sky adds a nice Backdrop to the Memorial. The inclusion of the cyclists give scale. Excellent sharpness and details along with good light management. Regards
danos (85221) 2014-09-13 3:14
very nice the view of the Albert Memorial with the brilliant light of the day and the blue of the sky to enhance the details as the beauty of it.The existence of the cyclists add life in the scene.
Have a good WE,Danos
macjake (54940) 2014-11-12 8:08
I don't think i've seen this before, or maybe i'm just forgetting?
I don't think its a common subject for people to photograph or post on TE from London, but it certainly has its merrits.
love the gold colors mixing with all the blues and whites, it stands out strongly. Nice touch to have the people walk by as well, just for scale and for us to relate better to it.
excellent sharpness and details.
- Copyright: Gosia Siudzinska (siudzi) (33005)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-02-16
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Olympus OMD EM5, Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8, 58 mm HOYA Circular PL Filter
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-24 1:25