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Interesting yet Boring Fact of the Day For some reason I [...]


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Interesting yet Boring Fact of the Day

For some reason I woke up today and actually had a thought I had never thought of before. I have a computer room that looks down into a valley and for the first time I noticed an Obelisk 1.5 miles away on a hill to my right. For sure I have been to it once (20+ years ago) and I see it many a time driving past into Llandudno (that's Llandudno with a ll'r sound ). Been living here for over thirty years. So I reckon I can now say I've fully woken up - certainly to my surroundings.

A comment on this Obelisk via social website says, 'It is a 64 foot pointed pillar made of stone which was erected in 1992/93 by the then owner of the Bodysgallen Hall/Hotel estate.'

My wife and I visited Bodysgallen Hall/Hotel before xmas but felt intimadated by the loneliness and cold empty feel of the place. Feeling unwelcome we basically drove back out. STUPID LONG F**KING DRIVEWAY.

I am now going to look at who the owners of the hotel are and why they erected it.
Phillpots
Folly

'In architecture, a folly is a building constructed primarily for decoration, but suggesting through its appearance some other purpose, or of such extravagant appearance that it transcends the range of garden ornaments usually associated with the class of buildings to which it belongs.

Eighteenth-century English landscape gardening and French landscape gardening often featured mock Roman temples, symbolising classical virtues. Other 18th-century garden follies represented Chinese temples, Egyptian pyramids, ruined abbeys, or Tatar tents, to represent different continents or historical eras.'

Source Wikipedia

folly (n.)

early 13c., "mental weakness; foolish behavior or character; unwise conduct" (in Middle English including wickedness, lewdness, madness),

Online Etymology
Sunday 13 January 2019, 17:18:03
Phillpots
Richard Mostyn, the High Sheriff of Carnarvonshire, as it was called then, owned Bodysgallen in Elizabethan times. We know it here as Mostyn Estates.

The site dates back to Kings of Wales family trees finally finishing with the House of Tudors.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…

All kings and queens were made up before the House of Tudors re-wrote history. Mark my words on that. FRAUDS THE F**KING LOT OF THEM.

https://fullcircleproject.net/…
Sunday 13 January 2019, 19:22:58
Phillpots
Recently finished Histories of the Kings of Britain (1912) which basically states everything before the House of Tudors is made up (1500's). So everything after is just the same in my book.

https://fullcircleproject.net/…
Sunday 13 January 2019, 19:35:07
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