Alice in Wonderland - West Parade, Llandudno, Conwy, North Wales, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 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
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme
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Long Description:
The inscription on the plaque reads:

'On this very shore
during happy rambles with
little Alice Leddell,
was inspired to write that
literary treasure
which has charmed children
for generations.

Unveiled by
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: visit link

'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.'

Short Description: A Caged Creature in a small tidal pond

Book Title: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

First Year Published: 1865

Author's Name: Lewis Carroll

Name of Waymarked Item: Happy Rambles

Location of Item: West Parade - Llandudno

More Information:
A little synopsis of the first chapter on Wikipedia: 'Down the Rabbit Hole: Alice is bored sitting on the riverbank with her sister, when she notices a talking, clothed White Rabbit with a pocket watch run fast. She follows it down a rabbit hole when suddenly she falls a long way to a curious hall with many locked doors of all sizes. She finds a small key to a door too small for her to fit, but through which she sees an attractive garden. She then discovers a bottle labelled "DRINK ME", the contents of which cause her to shrink too small to reach the key. A cake with "EAT ME" on it causes her to grow to such a tremendous size her head hits the ceiling.'

Admission Price?: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Link to more information about the book or waymarked item.: [Web Link]

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