Why do so many houses have this type of lion statue somewhere in their grounds? Often marking an entrance? What did this image teach me? In Vietnam a lion statue is said to protect people in the home, in China[…]
Keeping with the same theme / location as yesterday – this is another stone object that you can find at Coleton Fishacre, though this time instead of a sphere it’s a mushroom. There are Seders of them scattered around near[…]
I found these large, impressive stone spheres flanking the entrance to Coleton Fishacre, one of my favourite National Trust properties (though sadly the house is closed during this Covid-19 era). What did these images teach me? There is an ancient,[…]
More often associated with the Irish, the celtic cross made its way across Britain during those early, post-Roman days. This one was photographed last autumn in Cornwall, sat upon a tiny church on the edge of a beach. What did[…]
I found this ancient stone face in a museum on Cyprus. It was a small place, full of old stone objects. What did this image teach me? That even an old, cracked, crusty face is worth a photograph.
102 years ago Cecil and Mary Chubb gave Stonehenge to the public (landing Cecil a title, First Baron of Stonehenge), and after some restoration in the late 1950s it stands today as one of the most famous world heritage sites[…]
I’m afraid I can’t remember which National Trust property this particular ornate turret comes from (if you know, please feel free to leave a comment), but I quite like it. What did this image teach me? I suppose this image[…]