English Follies Part 2; Arch; Architecture; building; construction; countryside; culture; cultural; environment; folly; garden; gate; grotto; hexagonal; historical; history; landscape; monument; social; society; stone tablets; vegetation; raho; Staunton Country Park; Havant; Hampshire; England. Also known as the Shell House; built in 1828 from flint and pebbles and decorated with shells from Hayling Island.
Hexagonal Grotto - Also known as the Shell House; built in 1828 from flint and pebbles and decorated with shells from Hayling Island.
WW1 Shells, brass shells, decorated shells, battle of the Somme shells, Nov. 1916 shells, magdeburge
The brass shells are a reminder of one of the worst military conflicts of WW1. Each shell has been decorated with what seems to be a dove in a pear tree with a crest named ALBERT on one shell and BAPAUME on the other. indicating the battle of the Somme, with the main straight road leading from Albert to Bapaume. The Albert-Bapaume Road featured strongly in the plans for the Somme attack of 1st July, because it was to become the main supply artery which would have enabled the various support arms and units to keep up with the advance. This was not to be, of course, and the straight road from Albert to Bapaume was to become a symbol not of a floodgate thrown open towards Victory, but of a shutting-down, a closing-in, a vicious bottleneck.
House of Shells, Casa de las Conchas, Salamanca, Spain, Old Castile, Iberian peninsula, city, cities, town, towns, golden sandstone buildings, carved scallop shells, shell, pilgrim, pilgrims, pilgrimage to Santiago, Spanish Architecture, 15C, C15, 15th century, fifteenth century, holiday, vacation, leisure, travel, autumn 2004
Hebrides, Scotland, South Uist, Iochdar, Mrs Johnstone, shell, shells, seashells, bus
Over many years, the late Mrs Johnstone of Iochdar, South Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, glued seashells to the exterior of a disused bus that she kept in the garden of her small croft. She is pictured in the door of the bus on 4 July 1982.