Reflection: opticians

mirror

Eye-like mirror at the opticians, Crickhowell, Powys, Wales

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Building: ruinous

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Usk Castle, Monmouthshire
The Garrison Tower (with Giant Hogweed) and remains of the gatehouse

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Building: ruins

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Alisby’s Castle, Crickhowell, Powys
The most substantial standing remains, the gatehouse tower in the curtain wall, dating from the 13th century

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Abstract: panelling

panelling

Repeat pattern panelling created from moulds: a triskele-like design, one with cross-weaving and a vertical panel with heart-shaped curves and a Latin cross device
A final example of pargeting, all taken a few years ago, this one from Great Chesterford, Essex — probably more modern than historic

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Abstract: fleur de lis

fleur-de-lis

All-over repeated pattern of fleur-de-lis, Great Chesterford, Essex
These look to have been created from a mould rather than individually crafted

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Building: combat

combat

Combat practice, 17th-century style
Saffron Walden pargeting of two men, one with sword and buckler (a small round shield), the other with a knobbly stave or cross-staff
Perhaps the round circle Continue reading

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Building: birds

birds

Birds and disembodied birds’ heads feeding on tree fruits

A curious but pleasing symmetrical design in another example of pargeting in Saffron Walden, Essex
A good instance of naïve art, I’m guessing that it could date to the 17th century

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