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  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 20 Jul 2017, 00:59
Playing with hoops...age old entertainment, heh!
Chris: Pre TV fun 'n' games
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 20 Jul 2017, 06:08
Such craftsmanship Tiff.
Chris: I walk past it virtually every day and hardly notice it at all Chad
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 20 Jul 2017, 06:19
It would be good if the original of this were intact, Chris
Chris: Yes indeed Lisl
A nicely decorated pointy bit
Chris: POINTY BIT!!!
  • Martine
  • France
  • 20 Jul 2017, 07:38
Très jolis détails !
Chris: Gorgeous aren't they Martine
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Jul 2017, 07:46
..to avoid an impediment. From days when money seem to be available for such pieces of work. These days, it would be some sort of tacky facade which faded within a year and then fell off.
Chris: Are you suggesting standards have slipped in UK plc??
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 20 Jul 2017, 09:08
We are surely in Oxford. An hommage to the Wisdom or Jupiter, he looks a bit like a Greenman.
Chris: This is in Sydney Gardens in Bath Philine. I walk past it almost every day
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 20 Jul 2017, 10:04
Temple of minerva - "The tympanum is carved with female figures supporting wreath, surrounding a carved head of Sulis." "In localised Celtic polytheism practised in Britain, Sulis was a deity worshipped at the thermal spring of Bath (now in Somerset). She was worshipped by the Romano-British as Sulis Minerva, whose votive objects and inscribed lead tablets suggest that she was conceived of both as a nourishing, life-giving mother goddess, and as an effective agent of curses wished by her votaries."
Chris: You have it in one Philine
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 20 Jul 2017, 10:05
But the bearded head looks rather virile!
Chris: Indeed so Philine, an active looking man -women beware!
The invention of the wheel...
Chris: Yes indeed
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Jul 2017, 14:50
What a lovely piece of craftsmanship - I wonder how many look up and see it.
Chris: Very few I suspect Anne. It's a gorgeous looking thing, definitely worth a stop to consider its finer points
That's some lovely work.
Chris: Glad you like it Brian
you had good light to capture the shadows of the sculptures in the stay Chris....petersmile
Chris: Tank you Peter

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