Living in north Alton as a child, I played in the Confederate cemetery, both tree-shaded and open, green and lovely, with a granite obelisk monument to the dead.
High above a hill in Oakwood Cemetery at Troy, New York, stands a huge obelisk , a monument to the life of Maj.
‘The obelisk is a remarkable landmark, but made even more important because it was one of the first such monuments to be built,’ he said.
Porterfield ventures to propose that the obelisk was ‘a monument that advanced the culture and politics of an era, not a regime’.
Thus, at Treblinka, the memorial to those killed consists of 17,000 granite shards surrounding a large obelisk broken down the middle.
The battle site was for many years recorded by a stone obelisk which stood on the bank of the river at Oldbridge but which was blown up in the early years of the 20th century.
From the orange obelisk monument of Ohakune, to the corrugated iron sheep and dog combo, outlandish structures remind us of the cargo-cult of tourism and a need to be noticed.
Jordan arrived at work yesterday to find a stone obelisk in front of the restaurant toppled over.
All I could see, from a distance, were numerous hands vigorously hurling stones at the aforementioned obelisk .
For instance, in 1676 the academicians of Aries undertook the reconstruction of a Roman obelisk excavated nearby under the supervision of the academy.