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PostPosted: 03-04-2012 08:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

Re the time lapse video: one thing I just thought to look for is the tide height. The video starts about low tide, and on the right you can see the six concrete pipes that carry the tidal flow under the causeway, and the tide rises until they are covered.

But that is only seen in the first half of the video - they must have moved the camera slightly when changing the tape, and zoomed in a little more.

The rise and fall of the tide is also seen in the main harbour, on the left.
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PostPosted: 03-04-2012 21:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having seen the video, I just had to track down where it was taken from. Which proved pretty easy, actually!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/rynner/Tower_cam.jpg

I can't guarantee that's the same camera, but it's in the right sort of place.

I've never noticed anything there before, but that's because my main interest was the bridge building, and not the church. Plus, at the time of day I'm normally in Hayle, the sun is behind the church, so it's not very photogenic.

The fact that it's still there, a week after the Big Pour, suggests someone else is keeping a long-term record of progress. I wish I'd thought to ask the vicar if I could go up there!
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PostPosted: 03-04-2012 23:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apologies if this has been posted before but the last photo reminded me of it.

Apparently joint ownership by the various sects of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre often leads to disputes over who moves what

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Holy_sepulchre_ladder.jpg

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Someone placed a wooden ladder there sometime before 1852, when the status quo defined both the doors and the window ledges as common ground. The ladder remains there to this day, in almost exactly the same position it can be seen to occupy in century-old photographs and engravings.[34][35] An engraving by David Roberts in 1839 also shows the same ladder in the same position.[36]


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_the_Holy_Sepulchre
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PostPosted: 11-04-2012 20:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know that this is just a functional device, but the "crystal cube" gives it a mysterious aura. It reminds me of the SF story where a human watches over a planet, then the alien lands, and the human pushes a button on a box and a blue light goes on on top of the box ...

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5324/7068638987_9e68829fc1_n.jpg
pumping station mystery cube by uair01, on Flickr
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PostPosted: 23-02-2013 19:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tardis-like heavy and fortified red object.
It has not always been there. You can see that on Google street View:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8231/8501376590_cf3d1a793d_z.jpg
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PostPosted: 23-02-2013 19:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where is it?
Might be part of a flood warning system.
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PostPosted: 23-02-2013 23:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

And more mystery faces in buildings.

Just a thought Rynner about your faces in the arch way. Near my secondary school is a small row of houses of a similar age whit a date stone and the initials M.A.Y. I was told that this was for Mary Alice Young, I think, who had the houses built for people to live in rather than being in the work house. Early council housing if you will. Could the houses with the faces on be similar?
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RYNNER, Rynner Read this:

http://www.historic-cornwall.org.uk/cisi/illogan_highway/CISI_Illogan_Highway_report.pdf

It's a report into Agar Road and its history. No mention of the faces but it might make more sense to you as a local who can visualise the area.
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PostPosted: 24-02-2013 07:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

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RYNNER, Rynner Read this:

http://www.historic-cornwall.org.uk/cisi/illogan_highway/CISI_Illogan_Highway_report.pdf

It's a report into Agar Road and its history. No mention of the faces but it might make more sense to you as a local who can visualise the area.

Yes, a 'mine' of information! (Pun intended. Wink )

But without any mention of the faces it doesn't really get us any forrader.

As for your earlier post (I thought I'd already replied, but apparently not):
"Near my secondary school is a small row of houses of a similar age whit a date stone and the initials M.A.Y. I was told that this was for Mary Alice Young, I think, who had the houses built for people to live in rather than being in the work house. Early council housing if you will. Could the houses with the faces on be similar?"
The Agar Road faces have neither initials or dates, and nothing is known about them by local historians, so it is assumed (rightly or wrongly) that the faces are just decorative features.

Without more evidence we can go no further, and the faces remain a minor mystery.
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PostPosted: 24-02-2013 15:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

A better view of the tardis box:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8097/8504017630_c4a6abb5d0_z.jpg
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Funny thing, but it doesn't seem to be bolted to the ground. It could just have been placed there.
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The door seems very narrow. And padlocked.
Some kind of weather station?
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Looks like a really tough rubbish bin that can be hoisted up over a garbage truck for emptying. The rubbish goes into the hole at the top, under the loop for the hook of the hoist.
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PostPosted: 24-02-2013 19:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Funny thing, but it doesn't seem to be bolted to the ground. It could just have been placed there.


That's right. Google Street View shows that it was not there previously.

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The door seems very narrow. And padlocked. Some kind of weather station?


There are no sensors visible. I have pictures of weather stations and measuring stations and they are easily recognizable. They have all kind of things sticking out.

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Looks like a really tough rubbish bin that can be hoisted up over a garbage truck for emptying. The rubbish goes into the hole at the top, under the loop for the hook of the hoist.


I know what you mean, but these rubbish bins are much larger and less fortified. But it might be some special container for asbestos or biohazard garbage.
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Fire-hydrant of some kind? Confused
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