A symbol of High Victorian architecture designed in Gothic Revival style by Sir George Gilbert Scott , the Albert Memorial in London's Kensington Gardens, opposite the Royal Albert Hall. The gold and black railings are not gothic but inspired by neo-classicism.
Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas are sculptural groups at four corners of the memorial. The group with the most 'brio' is Africa, sculpted by John Foley [below left]. High Victorian it may be, but also high kitsch if compared to Bernini at Piazza Navona in Rome [below right] .