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Dalton Square QV

Queen Victoria Monument in Dalton Square was built in 1906. Queen Victoria stands proud on her pedestal, on its four lower sides 53 prominent British figures from the Victorian era can be found and on the four corners it has representations of Freedom (northeast), Truth (southeast), Wisdom (southwest) and Justice (northwest).

Can you find this owl on the monument?

 

 


The Fountain of Magical Brethren :
In The Order of the Phoenix Harry first sees The Fountain of Magical Brethren in the Ministry of Magic’s atrium on his way to his trial for underage wizardry.

Made entirely of gold, the fountain has five statues, each of them representing different “creatures” of the magical world: a wizard, a witch, a centaur, a goblin and a house-elf. The last three figures are “looking adoringly up at the witch and wizard”. Water comes from the wands of the wizard and witch, the arrow of the centaur, the tip of the bat the goblin is wearing,and each of the pointy ears of the house-elf.

It shows that the Ministry’s power is wielded only by wizards, with all other magical beings under their domain. Harry thinks that their syrupy, subservient expressions seem out of place on all the sculpted magical races except the House-elf.

Witches and Wizards drop coins into the fountain, all proceeds are given to St Mungo’s Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries.

The fountain is destroyed in the battle at the end of Order of the Phoenix when Dumbledore duels Voldemort.

“…the fountain we destroyed tonight told a lie. We wizards have mistreated and abused our fellows for too long, and we are now reaping our reward.”

Dumbledore (OP37)

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