Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Spolia

I am rather dithery today about deciding what I want to write about so instead I shall take the easy way out and share my newest word. "Spolia" is the term used for incorporating old fragments of stonework into newer buildings. Little did I realise that this is what I was photographing at Winchester cathedral a few months ago. There's a lot of this sort of thing seen in churches especially.






If I can get my act together I will endeavour to show you some more of my visit to London tomorrow!

Arilx

3 comments:

  1. I love the interesting pieces on the bricks. I love the fact that how artistic they were in times past.

    Julie xxxxxxx

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  2. That's a new word to me too, and not mentioned in the 100 churches book even though lots of churches use bits from earlier buildings

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  3. A bit of reusing going on there. What a strange word.

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