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Lower Largo is the Crusoe connection but the "totem" is based around a "Roofed Pole" with a Pacific connection.
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Dormouse wrote:
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Lower Largo is the Crusoe connection but the "totem" is based around a "Roofed Pole" with a Pacific connection.
Geograph provides a bit of narrative with this image
Updated 2019 - I've discovered this is 'Malagan', and is in the garden of a local sculptor Alan Faulds. It was inspired by a trip to Lithuania in 2006, where tall wooden roadside structures named Roofed Poles were sometimes erected to commemorate a particular event. Malagan – named after sculptures from Papua New Guinea – was carved from five separate sections of Scottish oak. Malagan sculptures are usually frontal pieces but this work, which incorporates images from the sea and mythology, is read “in the round”
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The pole is in Alan's front garden. There is only one slight problem. The public road goes straight through it! I say Road, but it is a throwback to cart tracks, rights of way, then metalled roads, then publically adopted. Think Shambles in York, only narrower and twistier! With two way traffic.
Most of the figures and adornments are ceramics and lots of examples of his works and copies by other local artists can be found in gardens and on gates in the area around Alan's home.
An interesting fact about the narrow road along past Alan's and the other cottages around him is that is a one way system in the tourist season and a two way system in the "closed" season when the locals get their space back. Having met cars on this road in the Closed season, you dispair of some peoples ability to think ahead - the panic on some faces when they need to manoeuvre in tight spaces is a wonder not to behold.
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Here is a picture of Alan's garden from the beach.
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quaint or what!

Just one of the many gems along the Fife coast.
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Yes. There is a road between the Totem and his cottage!

If you look carefully you will see a street lamp.
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Here is another shoreline cottage. Where is it and what famous things can you name about the area.
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Sorry the picture inverts so here is clue one. The Hill in the distance is Arthur's Seat.
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Not very precise but somewhere round about Burntisland.

Authur's seat looms resonable large, and the straight bit jutting out could be Burntisland breakwater. I have taken the ferry from Granton to Burntisland across the Firth of Forth. Looking at this it must have been the "Spirit of Fife" Catamaran which operated between 1991-1993.

http://www.edinphoto.org.uk/0_a/0_aroun ... ranton.htm

Spirit of Fife
http://www.edinphoto.org.uk/0_edin_t/0_ ... ife_is.jpg


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Nooo! way out! second clue - Pandore.
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Nooo! way out! second clue - Pandore.
Way out indeed! Thats where a pre-conception of where the photo might have been taken from didnt help.

However I did discover this on the basis of your second clue, and a known connection with your good self!

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Somebody has been paying attention! Now for local historical bits. I was nearly born in this cottage - mind you, I was nearly born in the taxi to the Elsie Inglis. Where is the Elsie Inglis and what connects there with my home town and old golf courses?

Pandore Oysters were sold for their size and taste and were a prized treat in many households in the different social stratas. I, myself, had a small boat and a handful of creels as a teenager but, sadly, the oysters were long gone due to the effects of the two coal bings that sprawled out to sea at either end of the town.
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At least 4 in our family that I know of were born at The Elsie Inglis (Ingles in the family tongue). I believe it was somewhere in the vicinity of Holyrood Park.
Elsie herself :-D
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half right. You have the correct person but the wrong location
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I should add that Lady Elsie had many things named after her. Golf is the key here.
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Missed your edit. The info is slightly wrong as the people in the town I am thinking about will be screaming now having had their identity absorbed by the Big Toon.