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.


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??