Alice in Wonderland - West Parade, Llandudno, Conwy, North Wales, UK
Posted by: Dragontree
N 53° 19.286 W 003° 50.825
30U E 443575 N 5908362
Quick Description: This statue commemorates the inspiration behind 'Alice in Wonderland'.
Location: North Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/25/2011 12:09:03 PM
Waymark Code: WMC4RX
The inscription on the plaque reads:
'On this very shore
during happy rambles with
little Alice Leddell,
was inspired to write that
ALICE IN WONDERLAND
which has charmed children
The Rt Hon D. Lloyd George O.M.MR.
Sept 6th 1933.'
The statue comprises of a spherical cage on a stepped plinth. On the top is the White Rabbit by the hole in the tree that Alice went down. A squirrel sits above the plaque. The statue had to be moved and presented in its cage and pond due to vandalism.
Wikipedia describes the famous book:
'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world (Wonderland) populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as children. It is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre, and its narrative course and structure have been enormously influential, especially in the fantasy genre.'