14 May 2008

Queen Victoria

I seem to have a thing about Queen Victoria, whose statues seem to grace many a city around the world. In fact my last Q post was also on her.

On our recent trip to Lesotho, our guide Jerry, who had just taken us up Mt Moorosi and on a long trek to see bushman art, pointed to this mountain with a smile and informed us it was Queen Victoria sitting on her throne. If you look carefully, you will see some huts on the side of the hill in the foreground.

I immediately saw a resemblance. Do you?

19 comments:

Merisi said...

Very matronly,
sitting up there, surveying here flock! ;-)
(Austrians would see a resemblance to Empress Maria Theresa - on my Mother's Day post -, but would be very surprised to find her down in Africa: Who'd be tending the children back home in Vienna? *smile*).

photowannabe said...

Perfect choice of words from Merisi. Very matronly. Great choice for the letter Q.

Hyde DP said...

Yep she looks like QVic OK - a couple of my Q posts today feature her too.

RuneE said...

I side with Gerald where he mention the old saying about Queen Victoria not being amused. In your case she looks as if she definitely was not!

david mcmahon said...

YES - I see the resemblance. In October 2006 (or maybe November) I posted a photo of a statue showing Queen Victoria on her throne and yes, it is strikingly similar!

dot said...

Yes, definitely a resemblance. Great view!

Texas Travelers said...

Great post.

Thanks for sharing,

Come visit my Quadruped,
Troy

Jonna said...

Yes, I agree. Queen Victoria does not look amused. LOL. But, good post.

Susanne49 said...

Interesting post and I think I can make out a crown or something like that....:-)

Neva said...

I can almost make her out1 Good post for "Q"//....it's nice to have a queen to blog!
Mine is not as original as yours but here it is.

John said...

Great shot and choice for Q!

Powell River Books said...

Rocks and clouds give us such food for thought. I see her long gown but the face is a little obscure.

I chose to use nearby Quadra Island for Q. It is a fun vacation destination that you can see by clicking here. – Margy

leslie said...

Yes, I defdinitely see the resemblance. Enjoy your site very much as a friend is from SA and keeps encouraging me to visit. :D

mrsnesbitt said...

Max, so great to see you here again!
Such an interesting point as ever!
I did indeed see the likeness!

Steve said...

Old QV was a bit on the chubby side, eh?

Katney said...

Max, you must come have a look at my Queen Victoria. She is not in my offical ABC Wednesday, but I remembered her afterwards. Stop by and see if you notice a resemblance.

Old Wom Tigley said...

More like the loo than the throne ;o)

LiD said...

Queen Vic does get around the place doesn't she. I can see her facing away to the left with her back in shadow and holding her head in her lap. Hmm, wrong monarch...lol I'd better keep looking.

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.