Recently I overheard a walking tour guide say 'Edinburgh has more statues of named animals than of named women'. I was intrigued so checked on line and indeed while there are 3 named animals - 2 dogs and a bear (all male) the only named women are two Queens. Having collected and shared lots of animal statues for snap sets I thought this was a good challenge to get out and about to find the statues and look for other representations of women.
After much walking and looking I realised that female figures do feature on several fountains and other decorative pieces - I managed to find one where they are wearing clothes - but not as single figure statues. Even the two statues of Queens are rather hard to find and identify
Queen Mary (of Scots) is one of several figures on the side of the National Portrait Gallery - up at first floor level so I'd never noticed her until I went looking
Queen Victoria is on top of the National Gallery - again not a statue you tend to notice when walking past - I could only manage a silhouette.
Now my interest is roused so after some internet research I've found mention of a few more statues of women that I'll share next week.
Are there statues on women where you are? Queen Victoria? Anyone else?