Saturday, January 23, 2010

Red Angel

As I understand it, this was a window that was made for Queen Victoria, and she didn't like the idea of an angel in a red robe. So it was stuffed away in a cellar or attic somewhere.

There was a later occasion in which the Queen had to send something to St. Vincent for some ceremonial occasion and the Colonial Office said "Let's get rid of that window Her Majesty didn't like" and it ended up in the Anglican Cathedral, where it still can be viewed.

I rather like it, but I'm not Anglican or a Queen.

The hate and the quake
The hate and the quake

l Sir Hilary Beckles is pro-vice-chancellor and Principal of the Cave Hill Campus, UWI.