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Something I found interesting

Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by Andrew Flannigan, Sep 25, 2018.

  1. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Interesting. I think you must be right about having to have brickwork. I imagine it breaks up the facade nicely from the front view. It doesn't do much for it as a side view.
  2. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    It's not bad. I just wonder what it does to the view from the inside.
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  3. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Make them work harder? ;)
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  4. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Some more interesting brickwork for Catriona:

    The second one (I think they are by the same builder, going by the use of the horizontal lines of angled bricks) annoys me a bit. It's a good effort of making a dull wall more interesting, but the window ruins the symmetry and the spacing of the lower patterns (DNA fragments? ;)) means they don't line up with the diamonds. Well, it irritates me!
  5. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Here's another way to use up a few odd bricks...

    End of terrace Exeter Road Exmouth P1010017.JPG
  6. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Saw this when doing my weekly shop this morning (the young chap running the Pretzel Bar didn't mind me taking a pic):

    Triply interesting -
    It's sideways...
    ...in two languages, and...
    ...it's a firmware error; never seen that before - the other screen, presumably the same system, was working fine. Mind you, thinking back, many years ago one of the bus-station screens spent some time displaying an Amiga 'Guru Meditation' error!
  7. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    The book I'm reading is set in the 11th century. A bell is being cast for the church tower (interesting) but another thing was how the protestant minister would not allow the tolling of a bell for a funeral.
    This made me look into the tolling of bells and finding out about a 'passing' bell for when someone is dying, followed by the death knell when someone had died, then the lych bell tolled at the funeral.
    I've not been aware of any bells here apart from those tolled at service time on a Sunday.
    Any of you know of different traditions where you are?
  8. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    I can bore for England on the subject of bells, Catriona - I'll do so when I'm not at work or I on't get anything done!

    Is 11th century a typo? That seems about 500 years early for Protestantism.
  9. Paul M

    Paul M Well-Known Member

    Went to Sheffield today - found this interesting...
    Charles Street, Sheffield. iPhone
  10. The Barbarian

    The Barbarian Active Member

  11. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    No idea why someone had made this out of a traffic cone and a pair of plastic wheels. Was it the farmer, or was it just dumped there?

    [​IMG]Cone face by Nigel G, on Flickr
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  12. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    I think it is most likely deliberate. Stuff dumped tends to just look like stuff dumped (and there has been a lot of fly tipping going on). It is very good.

    I have mainly seen human figures, I think they started as a "thank you" to the essential services in lockdown as there was a rash of front garden scarecrows dressed as medics, post-men, fire-fighters and the like. Recently I've seen some newer and incredibly convincing ones, certainly good enough to make you look twice. The best of the last two weeks was the figure of a lady in overalls stood mending a tractor. It was so much of a double take as to risk falling of the bike.
  13. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    No I meant dumped (as a ready made thing by someone not wanting it) or put there by a farmer for some reason.
  14. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    I meant deliberately placed there as, for want of another word, an installation. For its effect on passers by.
  15. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    I think we are in the same page here. That was my thought but whether by public (from a previous location) or by farmer.

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