Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Albert on Victoria Street


This is the Albert, a pub on Victoria Street in London. It was built in 1864 and named after Prince Albert, Queen Victoria's husband. By some miracle it escaped whatever intervention transformed the surrounding area into the Land of Monster Government Buildings, and stands proudly as a reminder of what London once looked like.

5 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

I remember that, it is close to New Scotland Yard. It is really a lovely old builfing in a land of faceless monsters. But I like Cardinal Place not far away...

glasgowdailyphoto said...

London (where I used to live before heading up to Glasgow) is full of these beauties in amongst the concrete.

exposemaximum said...

simply beautiful

Steffe said...

Great to see this old beauty among all the modern buildings.

Tinsie said...

Thank you all for the comments :-)

@ Vogon Poet: Yep, that's the one! I'm struggling to remember which one is Cardinal Place, although the name certainly rings a bell.

@ Glasgowdailyphoto: Indeed, and it's a great feeling when you happen upon one you didn't know was there!