Friday, November 19, 2010

Charles II goes on holiday

The unpopular Charles II installed a statue of himself dressed in a Roman toga on horseback in Edinburgh to ingratiate himself with his subjects. The story goes that the statue developed a leak and a lean and in the end it looked like Charles was riding a drunken urinating beast. Today the statue is situated in a car park. Recently we stumbled upon the statue being removed for restoration.

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