070713.Bradford, Stoneleigh Lodge

July 13, 2007 at 10:23 AM | Posted in Architecture, Bradford, Chisel Marks, Reflection, somerset, Window | 2 Comments

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Lansdown Rd.
Window with septennial cusping, four-four over six-six lights? Or how would you describe this window? I have no idea. I’m sure there is a formula though.

prepared by JosyC

070712.Bradford, Picnic Anyone?

July 12, 2007 at 1:34 AM | Posted in Bradford, countryside, Food, Gardens & Parks, somerset | 2 Comments

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“The sandwiches are packed,
The teas and the flow’rs,
There’s plenty of beer
And gooseberry tarts…”

-“Drivin’,” The Kinks

prepared by JosyC

070414.Bradford, Door Halfway Up a Cylindrical Staircase Tower

April 13, 2007 at 10:54 AM | Posted in Architecture, Bradford, doorways, Mansion, Peephole Views, somerset, Towers | 7 Comments

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So, uh, where do you want to go, up, down or through Beckford’s Tower.

070408.Bradford, EASTER

April 8, 2007 at 8:35 AM | Posted in Architecture, Bradford, cemeteries - churchyards - and tombstones, countryside, cumulus clouds, Light and Shadow, somerset | 5 Comments

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Lansdown Cemetery.

-posted by JosyC. I apologize for the lack of caption, but I couldn’t come up with something appropriately sincere.

070331.Bradford, Turning Away from the View

March 31, 2007 at 2:08 AM | Posted in Architecture, Bath, Bradford, somerset, stairs, Towers | 6 Comments

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This is not a window nor a ghost, it just represents the presence of both.

(Sighted in Beckford’s Tower, Lansdown Hill)

-posted but not created by JC

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.

061111.Bradford, Cemeteries and Armistice Day

November 11, 2006 at 2:52 AM | Posted in Architecture, Bath, Bradford, Budapest, cemeteries - churchyards - and tombstones, Conservation, countryside, cumulus clouds, Flowers, Gardens & Parks, Monuments and Memorials, New York, people, somerset, towns | 6 Comments

Friday’s lecturer was a distinguished, and thoroughly British, structural engineer who had worked on all the great English Heritage listings. Out of all the case studies he projected, what struck me was his outfit. Accepting that it was a tad cold in the room, he wore a very formal heavy suit with a maroon vest and even had attached a gold pocket watch chain. His whole appearance was very colourful, which is how I came to notice that pinned to his label was a red and black poppy.

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My grandfather’s occupation required him to frequently travel and these were two photos he took sometime in May of 1948. The first is the otherwise unremarkable skyline of Geneva, Switzerland but he had typed on the back of the photo that the League of Nations’ headquarters building (Palais des Nations) was located at the extreme right of the horizon line. (I believe the old League of Nations’ HQ building, Palais Wilson, is on the extreme left of the horizon line.) The second photo is of a then recent WWII cemetery in Arnheim, Holland, filled with wooden crosses marking the graves of fallen American soldiers whose bodies had not yet been sent home, or their grave markers made permanent with a stone cross.

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Wikipedia Photo. Calvary Cemetery, Queens

Today in the US, Amistice Day is known as Veteran’s Day due to the events that occurred between the League of Nations building and this cemetery in Arnheim.

Please see my previous posted photo of a Hungarian WWI monument-like memorial, and here for the post explaining it.
The cemetery at Beckford’s Tower in Bradford, previously posted, struck my eye because of the incredible swirling clouds and its location on Lansdown Hill overlooking the city of Bath.

It reminded me of this last photo, which I grabbed off Wikipedia’s Photo of the Day a while back, and which features the cemetery in New York City that that grandfather is buried in.

It would appear Bath has fewer people to bury and fewer buildings to house them in than New York City.

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