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Bath's Weather Vane

You knew I would find it, of course!  I found it over by the Pulteney Bridge (from my first pic of this series).

This was not the only place where I saw the reversed 'G' symbol, but I have no idea what it stands for.  Any ideas from anyone? 

This is a series on Bath, England, when we visited on February 24th.

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


Bath's Weather Vane

You knew I would find it, of course!  I found it over by the Pulteney Bridge (from my first pic of this series).

This was not the only place where I saw the reversed 'G' symbol, but I have no idea what it stands for.  Any ideas from anyone? 

This is a series on Bath, England, when we visited on February 24th.

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


comments (14)

  • Judy
  • Windy So California
  • 14 Apr 2007, 01:34
As always I love your photos. I think it stands for "Ginnie" - it was waiting for you! Can I say that one of the 'G's is always facing the "right" way - depending which side you're on? Loving this series.
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. You've made my day, Judy! I never once thought of me for the 'G.' Now I'll always think of me. smile

I wonder what place is windier right now--So. California or Amsterdam! I think we could have a contest. smile
  • Mia
  • 14 Apr 2007, 01:54
I'm guessing the G and reverse G is to allow the wind to easily catch the weathervane? I'm just guessing though. I've seen weathervanes that just have artistic details on them to allow free rotation... but I'm half-conviced it stands for Ginnie too grin I like how you spot them!
Ginnie Hart: Awww. As I told Judy, it never occurred to me that the 'G' could be for Ginnie. Now I'll always think of that when I see it. smile
Hi Ginnie, Love the weather vane! The G could stand for the family name? Or, like Judy and Mia said, it stand for "Ginnie"! I like that too. wink
Ginnie Hart: I saw the double G at another place in town, Kay, which made me think it might have someting to do with the city. But I haven't a clue. Till I know better, I kinda like it standing for Ginnie. smile
Very neat photo Ginnie. Most of the weather vanes around here have horses or cows on them. This one is very elegant compared to them !
Ginnie Hart: Actually, DD, I'd love to see one with a cow or horse. Would you take one for me, please? smile
Like it Ginnie - Bravo !!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Zeb!
Way to go Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Busola. smile
  • Jimbo
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • 14 Apr 2007, 09:43
Super shot Ginnie. Those G's ARE intriguing.
Ginnie Hart: Where's Ellie when we need her! I bet she knows!!
  • Suby
  • UK, Milton Keynes
  • 14 Apr 2007, 11:48
Interesting capture

Suby
Ginnie Hart: Hmmm. Interesting is an interesting word, Suby. grin
I keep trying to turn detective for you but I keep failing to come up with the goods so I'll just say I like the way you've captured one of your fav subjects.
Ginnie Hart: It is one of my fav subjects, Johnny, even if/when I don't have a clue!
Sad though this is, I have just been looking on a map of Bath to see roughly where you were when you shot this great picture. Kinda guessing you had the river to your right, and the cathedral on your left, behind you? I must get out more.
Ginnie Hart: Bingo, Chris. Actually, I took 2 pics of this, one with the river on the left and one on the right. I THINK the river is on the left for this one but I could be totally wrong. Regardless, you have the city down pat!
  • chris p
  • waiting for the first cuckoo!
  • 14 Apr 2007, 21:14
Looks like it was good weather too Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Chris. It had just rained before we arrived, so everything was fresh as the sun started to set.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 15 Apr 2007, 14:04
Excellent picture again. Pity that you have inverted it. East is to the other side.



grin
Ginnie Hart: I know, Louis. I almost rotated it just for you and decided to show it as I took it. Decision, decisions. All the time. smile
  • Julischka
  • the centre of EU
  • 15 Apr 2007, 17:24
Nice and crisp! How many weather vanes do you have in your archive now?
Ginnie Hart: Good question, Julia. I'll have to figure that out, I see. Hmmmm.
  • Ellie
  • 17 Apr 2007, 01:08
Haven't a clue about the double G, it might be to do with who was on the throne at the time, but would probably have included an R for Rex/Regina; could be an architect's initials, family monogram or something. Probably not to do with the railway, too early and I think it was GWR. Pulteney family it'd likely be a P ...

But, it makes for a great picture Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: You definitely tried, Ellie, to figure it out. Thanks. grin

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