Wednesday, 26 September 2012

King George II


In the Royal Square stands the gilded statue of King George II. It was erected in 1751, in what had been for many years the Market Square. The Square was renamed Royal Square in honour of the King (and the statue) and in gratitude for his contribution towards building the harbour.

For ABC Wednesday.

6 comments:

LV said...

Thanks for sharing a great piece of history.

ewok1993 said...

You surely won't miss that, just look at the shine on that thing.

Roger Owen Green said...

ah, the king before the troubles...
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

photowannabe said...

Amazing and fancy statue. thanks for a glimpse of history.

Indrani said...

Looks new and shining!
Great shot.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

He is really shining. Good example of a K.