070114.Bradford, The Tragic Treasury-4

January 14, 2007 at 12:00 AM | Posted in Angels, Architecture, Bradford, cemeteries - churchyards - and tombstones, Chisel Marks, Gardens & Parks, Monuments and Memorials, New York, Ruins, Sculpture, somerset | 8 Comments

This is the Cemetery near Beckford’s Tower on Lansdown Hill. I will be back to my usual attentiveness near the end of the month. Until then enjoy the songs from a Series of Unfortunate Events (samples can be found on iTunes). I’ll post more Phillip Jackson statues later.

UPDATE: Yesterday in New York was “No Pants Day” on the #6 Train (Bronx-Manhattan Eastside, etc Local) . It starts with one or two people getting onto the train without any pants on. Then at the next stop a few more, until finally over 130 pantsless individuals board the train to the shock of all on board. It’s been sponsored by Improv Everywhere, and my friends participated in it last year. Scroll to the third photogroup to see parts of some pictures.

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Gone, gone the girl in brocade
Gone the words we might have said
Howl, winds, beacuse she is dead
And gone, gone, gone

Were teary, teary eyes once bright?
Weary sighs the tune
Dreary, dreary falls the night
And eerie light of the moon

 

Gone, gone, my Beatrice
Gone the lips I longed to kiss
Into a black and bleak abyss
Gone, gone gone
(Chorus: Gone are the summers of croques and cribbage)
Were teary, teary eyes once bright?
(Gone, gone,)
Weary sighs the tune
(are the winters of)
Dreary, dreary fall the night
(snow,)
and eerie light of the moon
(sigh and secrets.)
Were teary, teary eyes once bright?
(Gone too.)
Weary sighs the tune
(silver springs, golden)
Dreary, dreary fall the night
(falls.)
and eerie light of the moon.

–“Dreary” by the Gothic Archies.
Hey, I won’t be checking this very often for a week or two but will get back to everyone after that.

060926. Thirty-six Views of Bath Abbey, 1/46. My series tribute to Hokusai’s Fugaku Sanju Rokkei

October 17, 2006 at 10:43 AM | Posted in Angels, Architecture, Bath, Cathedrals and churches, Crowns, Fugaku Sanju Rokkei, Hokusai, Hot air balloons, kite, Ladders, Olive Trees, Saints, Sculpture, Tabernacles, Trees | 5 Comments

This is Bath Abbey’s west facade. Here angels climb and descend a Jacob’s Ladder to Heaven. There are other symbols on the facade, which all come from Bishop King’s original dream in 1499 when he was inspired to knock down the immense Norman Cathedral and construct on the site of its nave a smaller Tudor Abbey Church.

 

 

 

 

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Apart from the balloon / kite, tabernacle (decorated buttress pinacle) / scaffolding , and Jacob’s Ladder / scaffolding ladder justaposition, look at the shadowed lower left hand corner of the abbey with the carving of the Olive Tree ringed in a crown. Below the top three pagoda tiles and above the crown of the roof pitch, observe that same tree shape!Toto Asakusa honganji

 

 

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