Stourton church and obelisk. by jayfar ()
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Still at Stourton Gardens! Here you see an obelisk about which I know nothing.
Have a good day.
Image Comments (29)
SidheRoseGraphics () 4:12AM | Sun, 18 November 2012
On Wikipedia (under 'Stourton'), it is described thusly: "an obelisk and King Alfred's Tower, a 50-metre-tall, brick folly designed by Henry Flitcroft in 1772." So, it's pretty old! I think it's a cool looking tower :) Nice capture, Jeff!
aksirp () 5:14AM | Sun, 18 November 2012
aha, Stourton Gardens, what a wonderful place, have to see it one time in real! love the architecture of this church, and never seen a obelisk like this, great landscape and picture!
durleybeachbum () 6:55AM | Sun, 18 November 2012
A superb composition, but a little 'blue', Jeff! This is actually not the obelisk, but a monument called the Bristol High Cross. "Bristol High Cross was a monumental market cross erected in 1373 in the centre of Bristol. It was built in Decorated Gothic style on the site of an earlier Anglo-Saxon cross, to commemorate the granting of a charter by Edward III to make Bristol a county, separate from Somerset and Gloucestershire. It was moved to the Stourhead estate in 1780" (Wiki)
dakotabluemoon () 7:05AM | Sun, 18 November 2012
Wow this is really beautiful what a wonderful image this is.
debbielove () 9:37AM | Sun, 18 November 2012
The English, well British were know for their 'odd' creations in gardens.. I love them lol A great view, well taken Jeff. Rob
dochtersions () 10:53AM | Sun, 18 November 2012
LOL, about your: "of which I know nothing"! You're too honest, Jeff. You just have to imagine something, and we believe you. :D But that church at the back, I like that even better. In the mean while I've read what our Andrea told about it. She's really 'a walking Wikipedia' :D
MrsRatbag () 6:10PM | Sun, 18 November 2012
To me it looks like the spire of a church that got chopped off and planted nearby; cool to read the history. Lovely capture!
Isabelle711 () 7:26PM | Sun, 18 November 2012
I did a little research and this was built in 1839 to replace the decaying original erected by Henry Hoare II in 1746. At the base there is a memorial tablet dedicated to Henry, added by Richard Colt Hoare in 1815. I found this info on Stourheadgarden.blogspot.com The architecture here is so sweet with beauty. :)))))) The church is truely beautiful. :))))))) Gorgeous area my friend. :)))))) Most excellent capture. :))))) Thank you for sharing all of the beauty you see. :))))) Carry A Smile In Your Heart :))))))
danapommet () 8:41PM | Sun, 18 November 2012
I think that I saw an obelisk like this when I was in Edinburgh. Very intricate! Nice looking church in the background. I hope that you will be showing it next! :o}
Maxidyne () 4:37AM | Mon, 19 November 2012
How great and unusual does that obelisk look! Beautiful scene Jeff :)
alanwilliams () 5:42AM | Mon, 19 November 2012
i like the way you have composed the picture to include the Bristol cross and the church
bobrgallegos () 10:41AM | Mon, 19 November 2012
Great capture of this beautiful landscape and architecture Jeff!