SU7433 : Not quite what it seems

taken 8 years ago, near to Selborne, Hampshire, Great Britain

Not quite what it seems
Not quite what it seems
Look carefully and you will see this statue is more 2D than at first glance. If you look the other way you see a direct line of gates right up to Gilbert White's bedroom window. Apparently when he looked out of it he yearned to see a full blown Greek Statue. Although comfortably off, he was not wealthy enough to commission a stone version and so a local carpenter knocked up a wooden version. Nowadays of course, it would be entirely possibly to raise a fund to commission a magnificent version; but local tradition dictates that, as it was then, so forever more it will remain a wooden one visitors see.
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Date Taken
Monday, 17 January, 2011   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 17 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  People, Events 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 740 333 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:5.6809N 0:56.6022W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 740 333
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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