Thursday, June 29, 2006

Embankment Endeavours…



A welcome return to Statueland for Alison this evening, seen here Stood By her Statue of Charles G Gordon along the Victoria Embankment in London.

Taking a look at Uncle Wikipedia, there are many folks who go by the name of Charles Gordon listed, including an American football player, a Canadian journalist and a Beverage Entrepreneur (sounds like a fine vocation to me!). However, I’m hazarding a guess that it is this man, a British army officer remembered for his exploits in China and Northern Africa in the mid nineteenth century. As with many British soldiers of the time, he certainly cultivated a fine moustache.

3 comments:

John said...

"Now, two boys have been found rubbing linseed oil into the school cormorant. Now, some of you may feel that the cormorant does not play an important part in the life of the school, but I would remind you that it was presented to us by the Corporation of the town of Sudbury to commemorate Empire Day, when we try to remember the names of all those from the Sudbury area who so gallantly gave their lives to keep China British. So, from now on, the cormorant is strictly out of bounds! Oh, and Jenkins, apparently your mother died this morning."

Chris Thomas said...

Hi John, a friend sent me a link to your blog, and it appears we both share the strange tendancy to enjoy taking photos of statues...
http://mybestpictures.fotopic.net/c111957.html

We've been 'at it' for years! Follow the link for our favourite statue shots, including the 'jester', the 'totem pole' and my personal favourite...
http://mybestpictures.fotopic.net/p2684477.html

Statue John said...

Hi Chris

Thanks for your message, and what a fantastic collection you have there! Am loving the totem pole too....genius. Would you mind if I added a post linking to some of your photos at some stage?

SJ