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Monday, March 14, 2011

The Royal Albert Hall

The Albert Hall was first going to be called the "The Central Hall of Arts and Sciences", conceived as a partner to the Crystal Palace (which was first erected in Hyde Park, not Crystal Palace. Confused?) But as Victoria's husband, Albert, had died and he had been a champion of the sciences, it was conveniently turned into the "Royal Albert Hall of Arts and Sciences". Victoria went onto mourn him for another 50 years. This is the view from Prince Consort Road, with his statue on view at the top.

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