Geographical Fun with England

Early image from Google Maps

Postcard Friendship Friday (PFF)Here’s an early image from Google Maps. “This depiction of Brittania — the symbol of British strength and beauty — is meant to be Queen Victoria, who ruled England longer than any other sovereign and survived seven assassination attempts.” Well of course they made assassination attempts: she kept sitting on Shropshire and kneeling on Nottingham!

Thanks to Jim for sharing this postcard.

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6 Responses

  1. Stephanie says:

    Rule Britannia. The empire on which the sun never sets. God save the Queen. And all that stuff!

  2. Sheila says:

    She got everywhere, Victoria, even head-butting Scotland and dipping her toes into the sea in Kent. We have recently been house-hunting in Kent, and without fail whenever we saw a property of a certain age, we were told, “It was built for Queen Victoria, you know”. She must have had more properties than days in her very long life.

  3. Dave Dubé says:

    What the Hell is that on her head? LOL.

  4. Christine says:

    A very flattering depiction of Queen Victoria too.

  5. Marie says:

    and what is that in her mouth! It looks like the English Queenie is smoking a Gauloises ciggy! Shame on her for smoking French tobacco!

    What a wonderful post Chris!

  6. Beth says:

    Wonderful postcard—I love the delicate etchings of old maps.

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