Victoria Embankment opened 9th may 1874 here are some hidden facts

In Search of 15 Hidden Facts of London’s Embankment

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On the 9th May 1874, Victoria Embankment opened to the public, nearly 150 years on, the area affectionally termed as the Embankment, looks as new as the day the granite lined walls was dropped in place. I thought it be a good idea to look behind the scenes of one of the most recognisable river fronts in the world. 

This Oil painting illustrates the opening of Victoria Embankment. We link this image from the London Museum website.  Why not pop into the museum and have a look?

Victoria Embankment linked canvas picture from the museum of London website
Victoria Embankment linked canvas picture from the Museum of London website

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Enameleld Gold red, green yellow pearls, diamonds elephant figurines yali hindu faith form the stand. A Gift from RAm Singh II Maharaja of Jaipur. 1876 Normally these would have held rose water the design incorporates the Chandra Mahal and Amber Fort in Jaipur.

Prince Charles 4 month trip to India 1875-76 Splendours of South East Asia

The Queens Gallery Buckingham Palace:

SPLENDOURS OF THE SUBCONTINENT: FOUR CENTURIES OF SOUTH ASIAN PAINTINGS AND MANUSCRIPTS
The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace
This exhibition will display items showing the relationship between the British Crown and South Asia. Mixed selection of Art works, manuscripts. Depictions of Hindu gods. The Geographical journey covers key points in time covering more than 400 years of history.
Free entry is included in the price to the SPLENDOURS OF THE SUBCONTINENT: A PRINCE’S TOUR OF INDIA 1875-6. That features items that Queen Victoria’s eldest son the Prince of Wales Albert Edward “Bertie” was given as gifts on his trip to India. This 4 month trip included 21 locations. He succeeded the throne in 1901 upon Queen Victoria’s death as Edward the VII.

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