Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Hercules above Pagliacci

The Italian restaurant Pagliacci ristorante pizzeria on the corner of Market Street and Milk Street was originally a furniture warehouse.

On the corner of the roof is a statue believed to be of Hercules.

It has been there for around a hundred years. It is believed to be one of pair dating from 1910. Its pair is understood to have been on display at Pole Bank Hall but over the years has disappeared.

A contribution to Our World Tuesday.

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  1. Great shots for OWT ~

    Happy Holidays to you,
    artmusedog and carol

  2. I'm sure the cuisine would appeal to me. Quite an eclectic looking place.

  3. Looks lik eit is slowly disintergrateing with rust

  4. Poor Hercules is looking a tad rusty. Nice shots. Like the reflections in the upper windows...

  5. That's a huge statue. Be interesting to know how someone got his partner down and why. Merry Christmas!

  6. I've just clicked through from today's post to find out what Hercules is doing up there. What an oddity, but I like it.
    I'm also going to say Peter, from Sunshine Coast DP, says hello, and as you've probably read the thread on fb CDP you''l understand why.
    I'm glad you linked back to this, so may blogs, so little time.