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The Owl Tree at Stourhead

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The Owl Tree at Stourhead

A beautiful Owl a fine piece of art by Paul Boswell, of the Scraptors Sculpture Group displayed on a old (dead) Oak. It was part of the exhibition the Scraptors Sculpture Group had called:Beyond the Garden Gate_ sculpture trail that took place in September 2011.

One of the themes of the trail were the legends of Ancient Greece and Rome which inspired the Hoares, creators of the iconic landscape garden. The owl was revered as a symbol of wisdom in Ancient Greece.

The Owl is still present today but the organic paint will fade in time.

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khoi tranduc on May 30, 2012

Very nice photo! Like!

Rol/Photo/Alsace on June 4, 2012

Wouahhhh... une merveille moi qui aime les vieux arbres et leur secrets.. YSL


Gerda van de Louw on June 17, 2012

Wat een prachtige boom!!!!

[...... ook zonder uil]

gr Gerda


janamare26 on March 5, 2013

Beautiful work.Good shot.I love owls:).L+F.Greetings,Mirjana

Petr Obešlo on September 24, 2013

Very interesting.YS.Greetings.

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  • Uploaded on May 17, 2012
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    by Erik van den Ham