Saturday, 14 June 2014


Perched on the garden wall at Wallington House is this odd statue of Scaramouche.

I have to confess that the only association I had with the word had to do with the invitation to fandango in the Queen song, Bohemian Rhapsody.  Finding a statue with this name made me think there must be more to the story.

Turns out that Scaramouche is a character from the Italian theatre involving 'masked types' and dating back to the 1600s.  So I guess Freddie Mercury and co. were more cultured than I realised.


Gam Kau said...

Ha, when I saw the title the same thoughts went through my mind! I think FM was actually pretty sophisticated.

sanda said...

New word altogether doe me. Guess I wasn't listening intensely enough to Freddie's song!