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Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Obelisk

In the Victoria times, in order to attract interest and bring more visitors to a place, merchants would often build monuments that looked old and interesting.
The obelisk you see at the back is one of such constructions. It was built over a 100 years ago by a local Canterburian merchant.

5 comments:

Chuck Pefley said...

Interesting information, and here I always thought it was purely for decorative purposes. Economic gain was the goal, then, apparently.

Ms M said...

That's very interesting about the obelisk.
And I love your colorful salad in the previous day's photo.

mkhansen said...

I had never heard this before. Who built this one, do you know?

Judith said...

I've not been stalking you for a couple of days cos I've been away on holiday at the fine resorts of Broadstairs, Hastings and Eastbourne... lol

Very interesting..take care, Judith

Maggie said...

I never knew that! And I love the perspective of this picture!