Saturday, 2 January 2010

The Sign of----

Welcome to 2010.
How many Bloggers know this Sign.?
I photographed this sign in stone today while visiting Reletives over the New Year.
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14 comments:

Sunny said...

That is the sign of a Freemason. Did I win a prize? LOL
All the best for 2010!
Sunny :)

ANNA-LYS said...

hmmm

something geometrical/mathematical
have to connect to my brain ... wait

ehhhh and to my heart ...

and a Happy New Year Dear ;-)

Gail's Man said...

I know it all too well, the dreaded and feared Freemasons!
Back in 2007, I put a very similar photo on my blog, as we of course have a lodge in Nottingham.
Secret handshake and rolled up trouser leg at the ready!

Susan D said...

It's something to do with the Freemasons isn't it???

Teacher's Pet said...

I know it well...
Good shot, Imac!

Staffan H said...

I recognize it as one of the Freemasons' symbols. Where you passing one of their lodges?

lynnwiles said...

Masonic Freemasons?

Marka said...

That should be the symbol of the Freemasons.

Tom said...

The Square and Compasses of the Freemasons...
I see this quite a bit when out and about... I came across a grave this year that was well over 100 years old that had these and other such signs upon it.
I came across this which explains it a bit more..


In speculative Freemasonry, the Square and Compasses are emblematic symbols used in Masonic ritual.

The Square is an emblem of virtue in which we must "square our actions by the square of virtue with all mankind".

The Compasses exemplify our wisdom of conduct,... the strength to "circumscribe our desires and keep our passions within due bounds".

When these 2 Masonic tools are placed together with God (the Creator) as our central focal point... (just as King Solomon built God's Temple, first... and then built his house around it), peace and harmony is the result.

Read more: http://www.masonic-lodge-of-education.com/square-and-compasses.html#ixzz0bWBp6ITv

BTW.. I am far from ever being a mason... but find the subject very interesting.

lv2scpbk said...

Well, I've seen it before but didn't know what it was. Hope you are having a Happy New Year.

Linda Higgins said...

hmmm I would love to say BTDT (been there done that) but...I haven't so I will just agree with everyone else becasue they are so smart. LOL

RuneE said...

The first one got it right. If you want conspirational theories (possibly even based on facts) - that is where to start).

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Mac: I would have to tell you the Freemason's bought one of the oldest brick houses in Kent.

Picture Imperfect said...

I recognized this symbol immediately as one of the Freemasons. Interestingly; I can't for the life of me remember *how* or *why* I know this. It's just one of those things and the answer popped in to my head instantly when I saw the sign.

Great shot - and Happy New Year!