Friday, September 16, 2011
Friday, April 1, 2011
With the Royal wedding fast approaching, and with some interest generated by the film, 'The King’s Speech', it would be prudent to talk of this community of grand Institutions, located south of the Albert Memorial and Royal Albert Hall, which I like to call “Albertville”.
I hope you do not think it too cheesy that I have stepped on the tows of, (actually attempting to behead), Albertopolis. I have done this only because I like to save a couple of syllables whenever I can. So yes, I am cheating the clever person who first coined that phrase. Therefore, anything that is Albertville, is actually "Albertopolis".
No matter, it is all in the name of Prince Albert, who was an essential element in the transition from the Industrial Revolution, into the era of Technical innovation. A visionary in the battle against the forces of ignorance.
Cheers, and enjoy the wealth of Human achievement that has been assembled here, for your enrichment.
PS: another decent 'Royal' movie of late is "The Young Victoria",
National Art Gallery