Saturday, May 21, 2011

Victoria Day

Queen Victoria with her favourite Border Collie Sharp

Although my taste and interest exceeds things Victorian, I try to keep this blog as Victorian as possible. This coming Monday will be Victoria Day, a statutory holiday for Canadians in honour of Queen Victoria's birthday. It also unofficially marks the beginning of Summer - What!?! What happened to Spring?

4 comments:

Richard Cottrell said...

Oh to have been alive when Victorian was around. She changed our worlds in many ways. I love the photo. Thanks for sharing.Richard at My Old Historic House

The Dusty Victorian said...

Hello Richard,
You celebrate Victoria everyday, your home is a wonderful testimonial.
Anyes
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Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

Hi Anyes-

Happy Victoria Day! I don't believe I've ever seen that photo of the Queen before. Very nice. She really resembles the current Queen in this photo! :-)

-Pam

The Dusty Victorian said...

Thank you Pam. Oddly enough, the British, of all people, do not celebrate Victoria Day. I'm not sure why. Yes, you can see the family traits. I think the amazing blue eyes of the Sax-Coburg were their best feature.
Of what I read about Sharp, her Border Collie, he was quite the spoiled brat, but totally devoted to the Queen.
Doesn't he look like the ultimate mama's boy in that picture?
Anyès
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