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  The Royal Albert Hall, Kensington  

Royal Albert Hall North View

Memorial to a Prince
By Leigh Cousins 14/09/2016
Canon 5D Mark II 16-35 USM 24mm F/8 1second ISO100


Prince Albert, Consort to the Queen. After his death in 1861 at the young age of 42 his wife, Queen Victoria, spent many years in mourning followed by the commission of several fantastic memorials to her late husband. The most glorious and significant is the Royal Albert Hall in South Kensington, designed for Arts & Science it currently is a world renowned concert hall that has over 300 performances per year.

The statue to the left forms a very small part of the Prince Albert Memorial in Kensington Gardens, the design and construction of the memorial took over 10 years to make and is truly outstanding with many statues dedicated to composers, architects, poets, painters, sculptors, arts, sciences, agriculture, commerce, engineering and manufacturing.

Prince Albert Memorial


Royal Albert Hall South View

South view of the Royal Albert Hall
By Leigh Cousins 14/09/2016
Canon 5D Mark II 16-35 USM 22mm f/8 15seconds ISO100


From the South, Prince Consort Road, you really get an idea of the sheer scale and beauty of the Royal Albert hall. This shot took a surprising 15 seconds exposure at f/8 which caused a bit of movement in the branches and rendered the shot unusable, not to mention the large construction work taking place to the building to the right! But that is all part of photography, I even walked to Kensington Palace to take a shot of the Queen Victoria statue at sunset but found even that was 'under construction' with scaffolding surrounding the statue.

Opposite the Royal Albert Hall is another fantastic building, The Royal College of Music, built in 1892 and offers training from the undergraduate to the doctoral level in all aspects of Western Art including performance, composition, conducting, music theory and history.



Royal Collage of Music

Royal College of Music

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