Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Big Balls!

Now I've got your attention its time to tell you about these spheres! Actually I don't know much about them other than they mark the former entrance into Imperial Gardens. The gardens, like all of those in Cheltenham, used to be surrounded by iron railings but the railings were removed during World War Two to be melted down, to aid the war effort. Either side of these markers are stone blocks set in the ground with holes in them where the railings once were. Anyway, back to the balls. They are solid and weathered and I think they look great.

I've got a lot on this week, and its not work - its fun! Anyway, I'm scheduling posts and will comment when I can.
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14 comments:

Boise Diva said...

Very funn!!!!

slim said...

I like your Imperial balls, Marley . . . what a set up.

Tash said...

Great balls of ... stone.
Interesting how they seem to be high up but are really low to the ground. Or maybe they are very high and everything is extra large. So how are the Imperial gardens protected w/o a fence from the non-Imperials?

Rambling Round said...

Quite imposing!

Neva said...

That is a very funny title...I have been very busy as well....should slow down soon....you are very organized to be scheduling your posts!!

magiceye said...

not 'all balls'!

brian said...

those are some awfully nice balls...

Kate said...

Wherever you're going and whatever you're doing, have a ball!

Hilda said...

Cheeky title! Actually, I thought immediately of something else when I saw the thumbnail: Imagine playing outdoor chess with pawns this huge!

Bibi said...

Yep, the title loaded before the photo, and I immediately thought of Serbia's testicle festival (yes, no kidding) last June. Ha, ha!

There are balls like these here, too... :<)

Femin Susan said...

Hello……
This is amazing!! I am so glad to found your blog! Keep up the great posts…..

Babooshka said...

Got mine! Really nicely done with the soft focus second one..

Jackie said...

I like this a lot. I think they look like giant concrete jelly babies.

Mo said...

I must read more about this aspect of the war that is not as well known. Have fun on your fun week

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