Mercury and the disintegrating star-gate of Feltham

by 5ocietyx

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In 2009 to much fanfare and ceremony a memorial was installed in Feltham shopping centre to Freddie Mercury, a former resident of the nondescript satellite of Heathrow.

It featured a gold star in a black pentagon in a red star in a yellow pentagon in a white circle in a black circle with the inscription ‘FREDDIE MERCURY, MUSICIAN, SINGER & SONGWRITER’ and was decorated with two clef symbols.

We use the past tense because just two years later it had fallen into such a state of disrepair through weathering that Hounslow council decided to rip it up and replace it with a smaller memorial stone across the High Street.

Freddie Mercury memorial, Feltham

Freddie Mercury memorial, Feltham

This is all that remains of the Mercury Star-gate of Feltham once the portal had been deactivated and sealed.

It currently remains a mystery as to whether the cosmic gateway was deliberately designed to self-destruct or not.

According to Modern Stargates, Queen were fascinated by the concept of ‘star-gates’ through the band’s lifetime and featured them on album covers, artwork and stage-shows and even memorials.

When the Freddie Mercury statue in Montreux was unveiled in 1995 a ferris wheel was installed behind it. Ferris wheels, as we will be discussing in a future post are also ‘star-gates’ according to Matthew Delooze.

Freddie Mercury Statue, Montreux, Switzerland

Freddie Mercury Statue, Montreux, Switzerland

Freddie Mercury memorial

Freddie Mercury memorial

Freddie Mercury memorial, 21 High Street, Feltham

Freddie Mercury memorial, 21 High Street, Feltham

http://modernstargates.blogspot.co.uk/2011/02/q-is-for-queen.html
http://feltham.hounslowchronicle.co.uk/2011/09/feltham-memorial-stone-for-fre.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/expatnews/6659933/Freddie-Mercury-memorial-is-a-beacon-for-British-Asians.html

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