Archive for January 28, 2015

DSCN5660a

This statue of Abraham Lincoln can be found in Parliament Square in Westminster.

DSCN5662a

It is a copy of the statue by Augustus Saint-Gaudens which is in Lincoln Park in Chicago. It was erected in 1920 to celebrate 100 years of peace between Britain and the USA.

Originally another Statue of Lincoln was destined for this spot but it was so disliked by Lincoln’s family and some parliamentarians in Britain, who dubbed it ‘The stomach ache statue’ that eventually they decided to replace it with this one. The other statue, a copy of the one in Cincinnati, which had already been made found a home in Lincoln Square Manchester.