all the way back to the pyramids, across the seams of large rocks or beams, dovetail like shapes were carved then filled with molten metal, copper, bronze, etc. the resulting metal bar firmly binds the objects. do any of the monuments or statues have such a bar across the seams?
One idea recently comes from Q4T user slowrisingwhitebread who believes that the bar that binds is on this plaque mounted on the Charleston Battery directly across the street from White Point Gardens. You can see the picture of this plaque in the "Verse 6" thread on Q4T. It has some merit for sure, personally I haven't decided whether Verse 5 or Verse 6 goes with Charleston. Verse 6 makes sense when you read it, but Verse 5 to me has more image matches. Not ready to discount either verse until that definitive clue is found.
thanks for the link. i had not seen that. i tried facebook, reddit, etc. too many haters. this is a wonderful treasure hunt and everyone could be right, until the casques are found. no reason at all to discourage fresh ideas. take care and thanks again for sharing.
great. i will work with that on rose leaves alignment. high posts story. back in the 70s and 80s, we used to go to the City at least twice a month. mostly fishermans wharf and bucket list stuff. park in richmond, bart to hyatt regency, at California St cable car to top of hill, Powell, switch to Powell line down the hill. The Balcutha was berthed there, at the bottom of Powell at Pier 41, at the time. As i am reviewing google earth thinking about that route, i stood at California St looking down Powell, no Balcutha. hmmmm. I backed up the ge view to find the ship moved a few piers west. hmmmm. i still had not connected the high posts dots. i was more worried about my memory! i was looking for alignment points and looking at the posted pic when the 3 masts and the wood hint hit me. Then when i confirmed my memory, thank god, and saw that its heading was coit tower. boom. done. perhaps alcatraz, coit tower are two of the four points. gonna go work on Milw. i think i am close in the art. onward.
I think I figured out "the bar that binds"! In 1886 there was a massive earthquake in Charleston. Many of the structures around Charleston have these earthquake bolts through them to hold them together. On the outside of the structure all you see are these decorative gib plates, some of which look identical to the round markings on the wings of the fairy in Image 2!
I'm leaning toward the Robert William Roper House at 9 E Battery, which is just around the corner from the white house you were interested in choice. For one, the gib plates are lion heads, which is interesting considering Image 2 has a lion (not the only building in Charleston with them, but not very common either). Another reason is that you can see the former site of the Maine capstan and the Confederate Defenders of Charleston monument from directly across the street from that house (albeit there are a few tree branches partially in the way that have grown longer in 40 years). There are also a few large palm trees growing on the boulevard outside this house, if you prefer the tree to the "palm" on the outstretched hand of the woman on the Confederate Defenders of Charleston monument.
Of course its entirely possible we need to find a building with round decorative gib plates like on the wings of the fairy...
In all 3 found casques, the jewel in the image helps narrow down the casque burial site. In the case of the diamond, it has 73 in white and possibly a second time in black (black 7 upside down to look like L). The magnitude of the Charleston earthquake was 7.3 on the Richter Scale. Look at the middle of the bottom half of the diamond and you will see a large black band with two smaller white bands on each side...reminds me of the base of the Confederate Defenders of Charleston monument.