Tuesday, 7 April 2015

UP ON THE ROOF..

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I was passing through St James Square in London the other day when I spotted these statues on a roof. There was no indication on the front of the building about who owned it or what they did but I assume it was something 'classic'. it certainly broke up the skyline...

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  1. Very nice, I like this. :)

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    1. Thanks Linda it's always worth looking up..

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  2. Pretty fancy! I love these kinds of details.

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    1. Me to, I'm always on the lookout for details...

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  3. Nice one. They don't make buildings like they used to.

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  4. It's amazing what you spot when looking up hey Geoff.. I think I miss a lot :) Lovely details here, there's a story for sure.

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    1. I'm always looking up, down all around. I'll try and find who inhabits the building

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  5. I'm no good at mythology, I'm sure they have something to do with it... I mean, that's a head in the hand of the one on the left, isn't it?

    Anyway, this is cool!

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    1. It sure is, I'll try and find out more. I'm pleased I spotted them normally Versaille has all the lovely 'oldies' :)

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    2. There are a few in London too! :-)

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  6. I believe those might be the nine Muses of Greek mythology, who ruled over the arts and sciences. One is holding the mask of drama/tragedy, another is holding the musical instrument the lyre, and so forth.
    More info here: http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/mgodsandgoddesses/tp/Muses.htm

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    1. Oh thank you I'll check that link out

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  7. I would agree with your anonymous commenter- the Muses come to mind. It helps to look up!

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    1. I bow to those with more knowledge and I'll keep looking up..

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  8. Hmm. I do wonder why they are way up there.

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    1. Decoration I expect, could be something to do with the original owners of the building...

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  9. The muses tend to be up on the top...Excellent shot...

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    1. Certainly is, they don't make them like that anymore..

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  11. Wonderful Georgian and neo-Georgian architecture...Built 1836, probably by Thomas Cubitt. Former home of Augusta Lovelace... redeveloped in 2007 to provide a sympathetic mix of modern Grade A office space...Available to rent...

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    1. That's great information thank you very much, I wonder what the rent is considering London prices!

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  12. When in London..... I have to admit that windows (shops) and different colourful front doors plus GARDENS are what I tend to look at. If I find a cheap air ticket and hotel, I might pop over for 2-3 days in mid May.... I will try to look up and see London differently:)
    Anyway, thanks for sharing this...... Don`t think we have any roof like this in Norway. Perhaps old grand buildings in Oslo, but not in Stavanger.

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    1. Always plenty to see in London Gunn..

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