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Writ in stone

  • Posted Jan. 16, 2009 by Soulcurry Viewed 1758 times

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I love old signs carved in stone and Shimla has some nice ones.

“Many men erected the stonework of this building. The work was directed by J. Begg.”

The sign outside my office building. God bless Swinton Jacob!

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    • # Soulcurry

      Hey Megs, be careful of what you about about John Begg. The man's my hero: he (along with George Wittet) was responsible for some beautiful Indo-Saracenic architecture in Shimla & Bombay.

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    • # Megaera

      I have to grimace at the sheer pretentiousness of relatively modern Britons writing in classical Latin. And laugh at how incongruous J Beggs is in amongst all that Latin!

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    • # Ifpics

      How lovely. I wish I worked in a building with history!
      (well, I do, it's just not interesting nor does it stretch very far..)

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