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Accidental Surrealism?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by SXH, Jul 31, 2017.

  1. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    By a complicated route to do with railway archaeology, I ended up googling Richard K Morriss, the buildings expert who occasionally appeared on Time Team.

    One of the documents ("A Heritage Impact Assessment Of Installation of Fireplaces") on his company's web-site has an interesting(?) picture on page 8.

    Accidental or not?

    Note: I've not extracted the picture and posted it here 'cause I'm not sure of the copyright implications.
  2. Lost_In_France

    Lost_In_France Well-Known Member

    I'm sure there's a twist on 'out of the pan and into the fire' here. ;)
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  3. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    Put another log on the fire.
  4. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Probably needs his chimney swept...

  5. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Actually folks, in my old house, a small ante-room for obedient God-fearing visitors to the manse (in former days) had a fireplace.
    This was the chosen spot for the previous owner to me, to site the toilet! The chimney caused some interesting draughts through inadequately fitted plumbing!
    One didn't linger on windy days... um... you know what I mean!
  6. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Magritte had a train emerging from a fireplace. Not sure which is more surreal!
  7. Footloose

    Footloose Well-Known Member

    There's some pretty weird distortion in the fireplace image; the upper section of the fluted column on the right-hand side, has the usual convex curve on it, whilst the left-hand one looks decidedly convex ...
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  8. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    You are right. Something very weird going on with that fireplace.
  9. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    I think that's an optical illusion caused by the angle of view (looking downwards from slightly left of centre) and the direction of the lighting.
  10. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

  11. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    I think the fact that it is facing sideways and emptying into a cardboard box must be a very deep comment on the human condition.
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  12. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    I wish our toilet had been in a fireplace when I were a lad... wouldn't have frozen everything off in the outside privvy:rolleyes:
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  13. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    I think you're all being picky. It looks grate.
  14. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    A flash in the pan?
  15. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    probably best avoided by menopausal women. They get enough in the way of hot flushes as it is.
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  16. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    This thread really is going down the pan.
  17. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    16 replies?

    I'm flushed with success. :cool:
  18. Dorset_Mike

    Dorset_Mike Grumpy Old Fart

    Not quite bog standard
  19. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    These puns are sh*+...
  20. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    It's because people keep taking the pi$$


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