This bronze statue of a man standing beside a lion and holding a hammer and a scroll is part of the Victoria Monument in front of the Buckingham Palace in London. This statue represents Manufacture and is part of a quartet of statues surrounding the monument. The other three statues represent Peace, Progress and Agriculture and all are gifts from New Zealand. This is what commoners like us would usually see of the palace on an ordinary day so I was ecstatic to find out that the palace would be open to the public the week of my trip. Apparently, the queen open the doors of the palace for a few weeks every summer allowing locals and tourists to explore her humble home. Just make sure to buy your tickets way ahead of time as they get sold fast. London is one of the best cities I have visited and I promised myself to go back again…soon!