Monday 8 August 2011: Changing Perspectives.
Queen Victoria stepped foot ashore at Leith.
In 1907 the citizens of Leith erected this statue pride of place. Centred to look up Leith Walk towards Edinburgh so that travelers approaching Leith would be greeted by an over looking Monarch.
In the 1960's Leith, by that time part of Edinburgh, built a concrete shopping mall.
During one of the mall's many refurbishments Queen Victoria was dug up and moved to one side to be replaced with a garish blue spike to draw visitors into the New Kirkgate Centre.
I think it says a lot about modern Britain that our politician's hold whimsical requests from business men in higher regard than our shared history.
Shame that the view down "the walk" is now one of a tawdry folly.