Friday, March 23, 2007

WEYMOUTH
Was this George 111? Motto - take a note book everywhere!
Oh we do like to be beside the seaside! Oh we do like to be beside the sea!
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26 comments:

Mike said...

Nice Pictures.

Here from Michele's.

Mr. Althouse said...

I like the beach picture with the generational contrast between the kids on skateboards and the seniors.

Thanks for your visit to my blog and the kind words...

Mike

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Lovely pictures Pat...It has been my experience that many many people from the UK LOVE the seaside...I huess it is partly because England is an Island! Those two pictures are very intriguing!

PI said...

Thanks Mr A! Well spotted!

PI said...

O Lady of the Hills: yes you are right and we love a sea view. I can see the distant sea from various parts of the house.

Bob-kat said...

I love to be by the sea too! How I miss living next to it.

Your pics look great and it seems like you are having a lovely time. Makes me feel like having an ice-cream :-)

Michele sent me today!

PI said...

Hi bobb-kat: hope you had a good week!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Gorgeous pictures. The sky's so very blue... *sigh*

Thanks for visiting!

kenju said...

Pat, thanks for the visit.

Mess? What mess? When the hyacinths are done blooming, I snip them off. I love their color!

Nea said...

Looks like you had some lovely weather for it. Who needs a note book when you've got a camera. Great photos and it certainly looks like Farmer George from this angle, or do I mean Mad George?

PI said...

Welcome Susan!

PI said...

Judy: OK already! I'll learn to love them! BTW do you find that the women are rather more punctilious about visiting than the men? Maybe they find it a long way to come:)

PI said...

Welcome home Nea! I blew up the picture and it is George 111 amd I googled it and he was the nutty one.

Catherine said...

I've scrolled down to enjoy the rest of your pictures at Weymouth. Very different from the seaside in New Zealand (we love the seaside here, too). Michele sent me

Shephard said...

Love these photos. I've only been to London, but hope to see the real Great Britain someday. :)

~S

Vid Digger said...

Great shots, Pat! Wish the weather was just as nice where I'm at.

Hi, Michele sent me!

Hope you have a nice weekend!

PI said...

Hi Catherine! sadly I have only touched down in New Zealand but hope one day...

Shephard: You mustn't miss the South West and the north - I could go on!

vid digger welcome! Our weather id ever changing. We were very lucky!

Thaleia said...

Hi Pat,
your pictures make me long for great weather and the seaside. I've spent last wednesday with my best friend at the North Sea here in Belgium, but the weather was really bad: lots of wind and rain :( I can't wait for the sun to come out here in Belgium :)

Love
Thaleia

ps: michele sent me

PI said...

Hi Thaleia! I can imagine it can be bleak weatherwise in Belgium but there are some great bloggers there!

Bob-kat said...

Hi Pat. Michele sent me back to look at your lovely sunny pics. It's a bit overcast where I am today.

PI said...

Bob-kat: we have just had 15 miutes sit in the sun in the garden so you may be lucky too.

Yaeli said...

Wonderful photos Pat! You are always a pleasure to visit!
Thank you for stopping by my blog so regularly.
Michele sent me today even though it looked like you got skipped!

PI said...

Thank you Yaeli for those kind words.

craziequeen said...

Looks wonderful, Pat :-)

Found this on the web - very interesting stuff.

King George III statue - The Esplanade
Unveiled by the citizens of Weymouth & Melcombe Regis in 1810 to mark the 50th year of the reign of King George III. King George III visited 14 times between 1789 and 1805.

The 'Grateful Inhabitants' of Weymouth resolved in 1803 to commemorate the royal patronage, which had resulted in the town's rise to fame by erecting a statue to George III. This tribute to the resort's most illustrious visitor was commissioned from Coade and Sealey's Ornamental Stone Manufactory in Lambeth. It was made in artificial Coade Stone, and was finished and shipped to Weymouth in October 1804. The King's statue was not erected on its present site until five years later, when the leading townsmen, who had commissioned it, presented the statue to the Borough. On 25th October 1809, the foundation stone was laid at the entrance to Weymouth's main streets - St Thomas Street and St Mary Street. The inscription on the monument is a simple one:

Although George III never saw the monument, which Weymouth erected, in his honour, others of his family (Mary and Adolphus, two of his children) did witness the laying of the foundation stone. There is no record of any member of the King's family being present at the unveiling a year later on 25th October 1810.

The statue was not painted in its present heraldic colours until 1949. In recent years, the long inscription on the reverse of the plinth had become so weathered, that it has been copied on a small stone plaque, which is now placed at the base of the front of the statue.

cq
Michele sent me to say hi

PI said...

CQ: well done my true and faithful CQ! You deserve an award and if my blood were royal you should have one!

Aunty Marianne said...

Waaaah! Still homesick!

P.S. Nice what you said about Brussels bloggers. They said to say thank you.