This is a puzzle-monoku. The answer is a place in the British Isles.







  • $\begingroup$ Sorry @moonbutt74, ICTYBTIHTKY. $\endgroup$
    – A E
    Sep 4, 2015 at 15:11

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Okay i will risk the smackdown on this,

I will start with my answer but nailing the monoku word by word will take a bit.


The National Wallace Monument

brave heart would be funny if you meant this which had to be put in a cage.

Though i think you are looking for a more specific point or specific example among the many

On the monoku;

I broke it down from,

Brave stone heart forth Barksdale tower


Brave heart stone tower forth Barksdale

brave heart would be funny if you meant this which had to be put in a cage.

stone tower is umm, a stone tower?

Forth Valley is part of the view.

Barksdale is where I'm stuck if any of the above is correct or even close as there is apparently no geographical feature/location associated with that "name" in the British Isles. Searching i pull up hits for tower houses and an air force base in Louisiana.

So i don't really dig on pop culture so my final guess on Barksdale would be the character from the wire, which could be a sneaky word-play clue to stand-in for the cage around the statue.

  • $\begingroup$ There you go! Yes, I did mean the thing that had to be put in a cage. :) So just Barksdale to go then....... $\endgroup$
    – A E
    Sep 4, 2015 at 17:36
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    $\begingroup$ Ah, I don't think it's sad. My interpretation of it is that the local residents didn't like Mel Gibson very much, and didn't want WW to be thought of as him. Which is quite inspiring in a way! :) $\endgroup$
    – A E
    Sep 4, 2015 at 17:42
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    $\begingroup$ Could this be relevant? $\endgroup$ Sep 4, 2015 at 18:34
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    $\begingroup$ Perhaps Avon Barkdale? Legend has it that William Wallace and his followers hid in Wallace Cave by the river Avon. $\endgroup$
    – Hackiisan
    Sep 5, 2015 at 10:26
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    $\begingroup$ So very close en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wallace_(The_Wire) $\endgroup$
    – A E
    Sep 5, 2015 at 14:59

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