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November 20, 2012

The Old Vic

by gordonmichaelsutton

No, not the pub made famous in the BBC soap opera – Eastenders – this ‘Old Vic’ is a recently restored water fountain dating back to 1897 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. After falling into disrepair due to exposure to the elements, the Queen Victoria drinking fountain is back to its former glory on the shore between Hoylake and Meols on the Wirral.

A fabulous looking artefact by anybody’s standards –  resplendent on a clear blue day – looking out proudly towards the Irish Sea and the Atlantic beyond.

Here’s a detail showing Queen Victoria .. Empress of India in those days too! The fountain clearly befitting her power and status.

Not quite sure what the significance of the white bird is. Feel free to offer suggestions. Here’s that flower in a little more detail, too.

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