MSFS Scenery: Broadway Tower

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MSFS Scenery: Broadway Tower

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Saw this today on flightsim.com. Not sure which I like better, the tower itself or the story behind it. :lol:

Broadway Tower is a folly on Broadway Hill, near the large village of Broadway, in the English county of Worcestershire, at the second-highest point of the Cotswolds (after Cleeve Hill).Broadway Tower's base is 1,024 feet (312 metres) above sea level. The tower itself stands 65 feet (20 metres) high.

The 'Saxon' tower was the brainchild of Capability Brown and designed by James Wyatt in 1794 in the form of a castle, and built for Barbara, Countess of Coventry in 1798–1799. The tower was built on a beacon hill, where beacons were lit on special occasions. Lady Coventry wondered whether a beacon on this hill could be seen from her house in Worcester — about 22 miles (35 km) away — and sponsored the construction of the folly to find out. Indeed, the beacon could be seen clearly.


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Shame the Union Jack is upside down. :lol:

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Paul K wrote:
14 May 2022, 18:09
Shame the Union Jack is upside down. :lol:
I didn't even notice that. :doh:

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Paul K wrote:
14 May 2022, 18:09
Shame the Union Jack is upside down. :lol:
Isn't that a sign of distress?

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Kevin Farnell wrote:
14 May 2022, 21:49
Paul K wrote:
14 May 2022, 18:09
Shame the Union Jack is upside down. :lol:
Isn't that a sign of distress?

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I know it is when using an American flag.

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I believe it is for many nations flags. Obviously the US flag upside down would be very noticeable. The UK flag, more subtle while the flags of countries like France, Italy or England would look no different.

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