Mainz Daily Photo

“I am the ghost…#1969

..of Mary Whitehouse,
what filthy mind designed that lighthouse”

Mary Whitehouse was a firebrand protectress of public morals in Britain in the 1960s and 70s – Sisyphus springs to mind… – and the Heunensäule on the market square in Mainz never fails to remind of this 2 line rhyme.

You’ll be disappointed to know that it has absolutely no phallic symbolism.

Mainz DOES have one of those, though – the Drusus Stone in the Citadelle.

I’ve tried posting it a couple of times, but it doesn’t get past the Safe Search filter….

 

 

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This entry was published on 9 August, 2013 at 13:00. It’s filed under Altstadt, History, Mainz, Market and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

One thought on ““I am the ghost…#1969

  1. Beautiful photo. I love the perspective.

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