Memorial: Prince Albert's words of wisdom
Erection date: 2015
How many a storm has swept over it and still it continues green and fresh, and throws out green shoots, from which I can acknowledge that much good will yet be engendered for this world.
Prince Albert, 1861
What do you think Albert might be on about? We doubt many people would guess right. The answer is given in Make Architects pdf for this development: "After searching through the recently released Royal Archives, a quote was chosen from Prince Albert describing his marriage to Queen Victoria on their twenty-first wedding anniversary. Deliberately chosen to be open to interpretation, the words can be read as a reference to the cyclical nature of regeneration in Victoria."
No explanation for why the text is laid out like poetry. We think it's because it makes it look more like art.
Site: Prince Albert's words of wisdom (1 memorial)
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