Birmingham and Belfast – Déjà Vu

Queen Victoria Birmingham UK

In my previous post I showed you a picture of a statue of Queen Victoria in the UK city of Birmingham.  I couldn’t help thinking that she looked very familiar and then it occurred to me that I had seen her only a few weeks previously in Belfast…

Queen Victoria Belfast City Hall

Curious, I checked it out and sure enough the statues were both by the same man, English sculptor Sir Thomas Brock.  Looks like he got paid twice for the same piece of work!

As it happens it seems that Thomas made a career out of Queen Victoria Statues and there is another on in Worcester (England)…

In Hove (Sussex) England…

And in Bangalore in India…

11 responses to “Birmingham and Belfast – Déjà Vu

  1. Way to go, Sir Thomas!


  2. Clever fellow. That might have made a good quiz question. 🙂


  3. Reblogged this on Windows into History (Reblogs and News) and commented:
    Suggested reading – one of my favourite blogs! Sir Thomas Brock also sculpted the Victoria monument in front of Buckingham Palace. Reblogged on Windows into History.


  4. Now tha’t what I call being observant.


  5. melissajane14

    Stick with what you’re good at, I always say….

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Pingback: Hull, UK Capital of Culture – Kings, Queens, Churches, Public Conveniences and Statues | Have Bag, Will Travel

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