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I have never seen anything quite like this before
Chris: They installed a series of these over the Somerset Levels at the millennium, I cannet now remember the readon
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 10 Dec 2014, 00:48
Yes...but is it the way to Swanage, Swansea or Three Swans Alehouse?
Chris: Err..no idea Ray
I didn't know swans could write graffiti?
Chris: Anything is possible on the Isle of Avalon Larry
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 10 Dec 2014, 05:06
I love it. Do I remember well that this is near the big hill where we were a few years ago, I forgot the name sad (the same day we were at Avebury)
We had ice cream here...
Chris: Near Glastonbury Astrid, where we climbed the Tor
This is quite different
Chris... the sculpture of a bell tower at the top a grotto....petersmile
Chris: A little feature of the Somerset countryside around Glastonbury Peter
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 10 Dec 2014, 05:47
Now this is interesting and intriguing, and I don't know where it is
Chris: Launcherley Moor Lisl, on the way to Glasto
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 10 Dec 2014, 07:25
It could be Celtic (a phallic sign of fertility can be seen) or Arthurian - no wonder: "near Glastonbury".
Chris: I could be those things Philine
Ah, yes, Chris. This does look familiar. It's wonderfully charming. I'll call it The Three Graces. smile
Chris: Thank you Ginnie
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Dec 2014, 08:08
I like the swans - your handiwork? I like the design on top, too.
Chris: My bird-centred handiwork comes more in the form of a chicken curry the three of us will be eating this evening
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 10 Dec 2014, 09:25
That is an impressive one Tiff, where be ee.
Chris: There are a trail of them on the Somerset levels Chad
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 10 Dec 2014, 09:25
I just read, near Glastonbury.
Chris: You did
At first I thought it was an unusual tombstone but apparently not
Chris: A millennium thing Janet
This speaks my language, Chris. I love it!
Chris: That's good Mary
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Dec 2014, 10:25
Impressive - I like the stylised swans. Amazing what a single line can evoke.
Chris: A single line, and our brains do the rest..
That's intriguing, Chris, would love to see it in person.
Chris: There are quite a number of these along a trail Pauline
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 10 Dec 2014, 11:08
I'll vote for 3 swans alehouse and hope the gaffer shows his gratitude.
Chris: I'm sure he will Louis
You might find this interesting


Also this


The Syrens Project of waymarkers are located along the footpath/cyclepath between Wells Cathedral and Glastonbury Tor.
They are a series of linked sculptures inspired by the 'Blest Pair of Syrens' from Milton's poem At a Solemn Music.
There are nine markers, modern interpretations of neolithic standing stones, linking the ancient sites of Glastonbury and Wells, the pilgrimage route between two of England's best-known religious sites.
The stones are rough-hewn carboniferous limestone from the Mendip Hills.
Mounted within a carved niche is a small tuned bell to be sounded by the flick of a finger.
On each stone is carved an image which relates to aspects of the journey:

1. Chalice or grail atop a labyrinth in the form of Glastonbury Tor;
2. Dragon based on spiral motif symbolising struggle of good over evil;
3. Representing core relations in this series;
4. A triple spiral or triskel, an ancient reference in this series;
5. A trefoil symbolising the viewing point of the three landmarks at Launcherly;
6. Willow leaves representing life on the Somerset Levels;
7. Three bicycle wheels beside the new bridge at Hartlake;
8. A scallop shell, the emblem adopted by medieval pilgrims in northern Spain;
9. Three swans from Wells Palace moat which sound a bell calling for nourishment.
Chris: Ahh - I am obliged to you!
It looks like Bill has sussed out what these represent, a most unusual find.
Chris: A bit of local interest Brian
The black & white treatment, Chris, was the perfect choice to enhance the look of this very interesting waymarker.
Chris: Thank you kindly Bev
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 10 Dec 2014, 16:53
My thanks and my respect to Bill- now he has deserved a whole month full of daily sunshine in Droitwich!
Chris: No - only a day of sunshine, then rain..
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Dec 2014, 18:56
To record high water mark perhapssmile The look nicely whimsical
Chris: They are indeed whimsical John but they have passed the test of time and blended into the landscape very well
I like this very much!

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