The Albert Memorial was designed by Sir Gilbert Scott in 1872 and measures 180-feet from tip to toe. The whole thing is gilded-golf and surrounded by 169 marble figures from history.
The Freize of Parnassus which runs around the base features famous poets, painters, sculptors, architects and composers. Above that are a group of birtues, angels and images representing the continents (Europe, America, Asia and Africa), and arts and industries (agriculture, commerce, engineering and manufacture).
The gold-leaf Prince was added three years after the unveiling. The original sculpture by Carlo Marochetti was turned down by Queen Victoria, and he was still working on the second when he died. The thrid was built by J H Foley, and completed by Thomas Brock in 1875.
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