Sunday, August 5, 2007

Memorial to Emma



Speaking of Queen Wilhelmena (see yesterday's post), this is a monument to her mother, Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont. Emma reigned as regent between 1890-1898, the time between the death of her husband King William III and Queen Wilhelmina's 18th birthday.



This monument was erected in 1937 by the people of Wassenaar.

2 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

This is an interesting photograph. The people had a great love for the regent in those days and the monument is their tribute. Nice.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

Jules said...

I think this monument is so simple and so beautiful set in the wildflowers.
Yesterday's is certainly not very flattering is it? She looks quite "solid" - can you say that about a regent without losing one's head??