Friday 4 August 2023

Walls have ears....

 'Walls have ears and doors have eyes" as a phrase first appeared in English in the 1600s. If you visit Newhaven Fort you will find that walls do indeed have ears, but tunnels have eyes. Some visitors have reported an uncomfortable sensation of being shoved out of the latter by unseen hands and this has been put down to the possible loss of life during its construction. It's known that an artilleryman known only as Beard died whilst installing one of the big guns in 1872. The jury's out. It took me a bit of time crouching down at the right height and the right distance to look like the images are whole....they are actually fractured across different surfaces and only give the illusion of being one when you get the perspective right!



Have a great weekend folks!

Arilx

3 comments:

  1. There was a room in the tower of London where the young princes were said to have been housed. When you walk into that room, there is the faintest of childish whispering going on. You can barely hear it. It is piped in, but quite honestly, the hairs on the back of my neck stood up. It well and truly spooked me.

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    1. I hate it when places do that - the Disneyfication of history

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  2. I'm not keen on what some places have done. I was told that Warwick Castle rather falls into that category, but I can't vouch for it never having been myself.

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