The Queen Victoria Monument

Built on top of the original site of Liverpool Castle, the Queen Victoria monument stands on an area in Derby Square overlooking one of Liverpool's original city Streets, Castle Street. Before the advent of world war 2, The Queen's presence proudly survayed a lower part of Castle Street, (south), which was badley damaged during the blitz of 1945. In fact, all of the surrounding buildings were distroyed, leaving only the monument to cast a teary eye over her broken second city, and that of the worlds greatest ever empire. The image of this devestation is akin to the image of the destruction exacted on the German city of Dresden. Dresden was inahalated. Accounts of this can be taken from the semi-autobiographical novel 'Slaughter house five'.