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25 January 2011

Remember Robert Burns at the Embankment Gardens memorial

Tonight is Burns night, and the famous poet's presence is certainly felt strongly in London. Not only are there a vast array of London Burns Night events on offer, but the man himself is remembered in various ways across the city, perhaps most notably by a statue in Embankment Gardens.

One of three casts of the same sculpture by Sir John Steell, it was presented to London by John Gordon Crawford and unveiled by Lord Rosebery in July 1884. The other two statues are in Dundee and New York. A bust based on the statue can also be found in Poets' Corner, Westminster Abbey.

For more information, see http://www.robertburns.plus.com/MonumentsLondon.htm

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1 comment:

  1. Indeed these are beautiful gardens. A nice walk to get to Houses of Parliament.