NN0858 : Sandstone obelisk at Ballachulish

taken 9 years ago, near to Ballachulish, Highland, Great Britain

Sandstone obelisk at Ballachulish
Sandstone obelisk at Ballachulish
This intriguing sculpture seems to lack a name and is therefore described simply as 'Sandstone Obelisk' on an adjacent information board. I gather it stood originally in Fort William when the town's High Street was pedestrianised in 1995. The shape is based on the four Platonic solids representing the elements: earth, air, fire and water. At right angles to the four-sided column is a pentagon terminating at both ends with five triangles showing images of the seasons and pagan symbols - all explained in more detail if you go to see it. Oddly, I didn't spot any indication as to whose creation it is.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 6 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Thursday, 10 May, 2012
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Public buildings and spaces 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NN 0841 5842 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:40.6890N 5:7.7428W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NN 0841 5842
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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