Wednesday, June 4, 2014

ABC Wednesday - U


A huge Urn chained to the tree outside Horniman circle.

P.S. This is a relic from the pre Independence days when people used to move around on horse carriages in British India. A Parsee nobleman, in 1873, had set up a drinking water fountain and a well from which water would be drawn for the horses. There are the remains of a water trough in the foreground.

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16 comments:

  1. What an intriguing capture!!!

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  2. What is it used for? to heat water? to collect donations?

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  3. I'm wondering if it in use for something! It's HUGE!

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  4. Nice capture :) Have never seen Urn chained tree before. Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. didn't realize it's that old. nice picture.

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  6. It is ancient! If only trees could tell about who sat down near them. They have seen many interesting things!
    Have a great week! Wil, ABCW Team.

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  7. The tree is even more interesting!
    ROG, ABCW

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  8. Very interesting. What a tree!

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  9. Hari OM
    Oh how wonderful - I never spotted this when there so a delight to see something new and if anyone can give us that, it is you! YAM xx

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  10. And no one cared to move it... Amazing. Looking at the photo I didn't realize how far back it goes!

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  11. So intriguing! Look at all those roots....

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