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photoblog image A day trip to Burnham-on-Sea 11

A day trip to Burnham-on-Sea 11

A day trip to Burnham-on-Sea 11

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Impressive and imposing - wonder what the telescope in the window is for - hopefully stargazing!
Bill Phillips: Looking for an escape route probably Elizabeth
Great piece of framing here Bill.... with all of those windows.... not only that but those lions have ballsgrin....petersmile
Bill Phillips: Indeed they do Peter
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 6 Oct 2011, 07:24
Cake bakery?
Bill Phillips: Someone's house
  • Chris
  • England
  • 6 Oct 2011, 07:46
What's he looking at out there with his telescope: isn't it exciting enough inside his lovely home?
Bill Phillips: I have no idea. What's with all the questions ?
The name 'White wings' ( as associated with doves) seems rather perverse when you see it next to rampant lions with an excess of testerone.
Bill Phillips: Perhaps things are just different in Burnham on Sea
Very nice photo!
Bill Phillips: Thank you very much
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 6 Oct 2011, 08:41
Interesting art on a moden building
Bill Phillips: a couple of rampant kangaroos would be more fun
I like the lions Bill, but would have thought the house being called White Wings, should have had a couple of bird statues.
Bill Phillips: I cannot see why the house has either its' name or these things stuck on top of the entrance. Still it takes all sorts grin
Not the most welcoming of kitties at this house.
Bill Phillips: Put simply they are hideous
A somewhat OTT decoration for the house but at least they are a matching pair. I saw Karl Denver in concert in Great Yarmouth about 1982 when I was on holiday with my mates, I think we'd decided to have a non-alcoholic evening for a change!
Bill Phillips: After seeing Karl Denver i think i would have needed a drink grin
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 6 Oct 2011, 12:55
Ha ha this was once an idea of mine for a theme, this British obsession with haVING WILD BEASTS GAURD THEIR Mansions.
Bill Phillips: Tiffo could have Rats rampant outside his house
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Oct 2011, 12:59
Maybe they lived in a mansion once smile
Bill Phillips: Or perhaps they would like to and this was a first step
I've always been fascinated, Bill, by the British tradition of naming their homes. Something we usually don't do here unless we own a substantial estate or farm. On the Coronation Street series I believe one of the characters had a name plate made with a grand sounding title that they place outside the door of their modest row house.

Like how the owners of this home have placed the lions above the entrance rather than the usual practice of putting them on each side of the door.
Bill Phillips: My parents had a house in Exeter Called Redhay, a bungalow called Rosa Pena neither of which the named and I don't think they had any idea why they were called that. Home ownership is very deep in the English culture
You usually find these on gate posts don't you. They presumably didn't have any so stuck them up there instead. Only guessing
Bill Phillips: I think you could well be right Janet
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Oct 2011, 17:08
Delusions of grandeur, I think? Interesting to see the small size of glass area on the smaller windows once uPVC comes along.
Bill Phillips: Plastic windows are not perfect but better than the rubbish softwood ones of the 60s and 70s. The Lions are to say the least a bit odd
The lion on the left thinks his neighbours ball look bigger, terrible thing envy smile
Bill Phillips: It is indeed and often ill founded

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