Staines Swan Arch. Photo by 5ocietyx
Swan Arch of Staines decorated with golden diamond motif by Spelthorne Council
Quite by chance, one of our field researchers who had been collecting data from the nearby location of the long lost Negen Stones stumbled across this discovery by being in the right place at the right time.
The setting sun to the west drops itself directly onto the crossed steel ‘swords’ that sort of form a ‘chalice’ in the middle or a swan in flight. The blade is formed by the shadow of the chalice at the bottom of the photo.
The shadow of the sun also completes the vesica pisces of the arch just before sunset before it dips below the horus line.
During a solar eclipse, the sun and the moon momentarily form a vesica pisces as they intersect each other.
There are actually two of these ‘swan arches’, one on either entrance to the Staines Memorial Garden.
The Arc of Triumph in Baghdad, Iraq is actually a pair of arches aligned with each other too.
Swords of qadisiyah, Baghdad, Iraq
We recently blogged about the Whale Arch sculpture in Whitby in relation to Jimmy Savile’s wishbone necklace but there is only one of them. The whale rib-bones do not cross at the top unlike the Baghdad and Staines ones.
Whitby Whale Arch