Arches · Building · Portals · Sculpture

Portals 10

St John's arch

St John’s Arch, Bristol: the last remaining medieval gateway into the old city.

It’s a nice story that the two states either side are Brennus and Belinus, mythical founders of the city.
Clearly a borrowing from the legend of the founding of Rome by Romulus and Remus, the names come via the great medieval fantasist Geoffrey of Monmouth.


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