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Mr Monkey in Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, 4th October

"I wonder if he was that shiny in real life"

Mr Monkey looking at the Albert Memorial  from the front Mr Monkey looking at the Albert Hall

Mr Monkey stopped at the front of the Albert Memorial, to get a good view of Albert himself. The memorial spent most of the 20th century in a poor condition - Albert himself was painted black before the Great War - but a long process of restoration started just before the Millennium. Mr Monkey turned to see what Prince Albert was looking at and found that it was the Royal Albert Hall, which opened in 1871. Queen Victoria visited the half built structure in 1870 and claimed "It looks like the British Constitution"

You can see some interesting pictures of what's underneath the Memorial at the Ian Visits blog and read about the Hall at the Royal Albert Hall website.

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