The Freemason's Hall close to Covent Garden in London is the headquarters of the United Grand Lodge of England. I walked past last week and took come photographs.
Curiously Claudia explained some Freemasonic symbolism in her weblog over the weekend. Personally I have never studied much about the Freemasons, and I was surprised to find Hebrew inscriptions and symbolism on the outside the building. Anyone know what's up?
(more info about the building here, here and here. The Wikipedia tells more about the history of the freemasons themselves...)
The hebrew stands for 'Holiness to
The coat of arms symbolism can be found here: http://www.grandlodge-england.org/ugle/coatof-arms.htm
The latin inscription is part of 'Audi, vide, tace, si vis vivere in pace' which is an old european proverb meaning 'Listen, see, be silent - if you wish to live in peace'.
Well done - great Google-work there (I presume? ;-) )
i would like 2 know where i can find some information on freemason in london and what buildings or sites i can find so i can film it for my class project
why do the angels have goat legs? is that the arc of the covenant on top? i don't like it....
I saw a documentary which explained audi, vinci, tace roughly as: listen, gain insight, and keep quiet. in other words, listen to the world, gain insight as to what is really going on, and shut the hell up about it.
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