Before I get onto the subject of specific lampposts please note the words in the following verse make no mention of lampposts. Shakespeare rarely mentioned lampposts in his plays or sonnets.
Zoolon’s modern day take on ‘Romeo & Juliet’
My princess read me my horoscope, on the face of it, it sounded good
Her old man read me my fortune, kicked me out of the neighbourhood
Star-crossed lovers and feuding families, sworn enemies and a street brawl
My princess supported Tottenham, I The Great Arsenal
Somehow, I don’t think this one will make the cut as a lyric for my new album.
Anyway, the header pic is of an updated quad version of the East End of London’s very own Victorian ‘Smog Buster’ lamppost (hated by Jack the Ripper, yet to this day still admired by London’s Cockney community) decorated in the style the neo artists of Folkestone, Kent demand.
Below, a classic example of the Good Ordinary Lamppost so adored by the Belgians.
Next a fine example of The Martello Lamppost. You’ll find many of these defensive lampposts in towns and villages along the coastal areas of Kent and East Sussex. Originally installed with Napoleon in mind, these little beauties stand tall and proud. Had the vertically challenged Napoleon invaded England these unusually high lampposts were designed with the view of preventing him reaching up and stealing the lightbulbs. It was common knowledge his lover, Josephine, had a passion for collecting rare lightbulbs.
Personally, I’m not sure the next one is an actual lamppost. I took this shot in France and when I asked a local onion seller what it was his reply sounded a bit like ‘a lamppost’. What more can I say.
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I’ve not added stuff to my YouTube Channel in a while. The fact I’ve been too busy is a poor excuse. That’ll change soon as I’ve a few projects on the go that need video. For anyone interested, or who hasn’t watched before here’s the ‘all-in-one’ SAMPLE PLAY vids link. The video starts with ‘Drum Sticks’, then ‘Ping Pong Ball’ onto a ‘Pen Mash’ finishing with a ‘Guitar Mash’. I hope you enjoy;
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