Writ in stone

by Soulcurry January. 16, 2009 1813 views

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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Megaera 8 years, 4 months ago

I don't knock him as a man, but he wasn't a bloody Roman, was he?

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Soulcurry 8 years, 4 months ago

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 8 years, 4 months ago

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 8 years, 4 months ago

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..)

8 years, 4 months ago Edited
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