I found the time and admired the view :)

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The clock tower and drinking fountain on the esplanade commemorates the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria and was paid for by subscriptions from the lord of the manor and the local inhabitants of Shanklin. The memorial was built from locally quarried white ashlar stone with metal clock face and painted lead on cast iron roof. Square tower of 3 stages on base of 3 stone steps. 1st stage has small round-headed opening with gabled canopy above on north face (to service clock) and cast iron drinking fountain on south face with semi-circular bowl and round-headed panel behind with inscription "Keep the Pavement dry" and representation of 2 doves, the whole having gabled canopy above. Narrower second stage divided by moulded bands with chamfered corners and carved stone corbels to top. Third stage has a clock face on all sides set into sunk panels. Pyramidal roof surmounted by spire with weathervane and trefoliated bell opening on pillars with quatrefoil piercing above.

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Comments (4)

Marco Balsinha on August 7, 2011

Beautiful tower and good introduction, thanks for share, Like, greetings from Portugal

Faintlightofdawn on August 10, 2011

that's charming!

Grey-Eagle Ray on August 17, 2011

You did well to take the time.

It's a lovely view, I like her (ooop’s I meant)it )).

Best wishes Ray.

Harry Taggart on August 28, 2011

Lovely well composed shot, I can feel the heat and it is not yet noon? Like 6. best regards scally.

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