Where is it? #13

The latest in the series in which we ask you to identify where in London this picture was taken and what it’s of. If you reckon you know the answer, leave a comment below. We’ll reveal the answer early next week. Good luck!

And the answer is…This winged figure is that of Victory, who supported by Courage and Constancy, looks ready to launch herself off the top of the Queen Victoria Memorial outside Buckingham Palace.

The memorial was unveiled in 1911 by Victoria’s grandson, King George V. It was designed by architect Sir Aston Webb and sculpted by Sir Thomas Brock, and, below the gilded figure of Victory, features a seated statue of the queen looking down the ceremonial road known as The Mall.

The monument also features numerous other sculptures representing everything from Truth and Justice to Manufacture and Agriculture.

Recommended reading: For some great walks around London’s monuments, you can’t go past Rupert Hill’s, Walking London’s Statues and Monuments.

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