Monday, 15 November 2021

One Thing Monday

 Seeing as I've picked up my first cold in over two years I've been confined to barracks these past few days and all plans have had to be cancelled. Rather than scratch around this week for blog content I'm just going to make things easy for myself and show a single photo of something I've seen this year which I haven't shown on here before. Once I can get out gallivanting again normal nonsense will be resumed!


This is the Pillar of Salt in Bury St Edmunds. It is thought to be the first internally illuminated road sign and was designed by the architect Basil Oliver in 1935.  It definitely has an Art Deco look to it, but I'd plump for it looking more like a lighthouse if they'd asked me to name it! Nowadays it's a Grade II listed building.

Arilx

4 comments:

  1. Fascinating, don’t remember seeing this. Not been to Bury for years and years. Hope the cold soon goes.

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    1. Thank you. I am intending to go back to work tomorrow as don't get paid if I don't work. The one thing I miss about being employed rather than self employed as I am now! Arilx

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  2. Goodness me - I worked in BSE for several years and have been there umpteen times and never knew the road sign thing had a name!

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    1. Sounds like me as I've just recently discovered a local sculpture has an actual name, not "the spring onion" as I've always rather dismissively called it! Arilx

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