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Oh that's beautiful! Nice image!
Chris: Gorgeous isn't it
Joli plafond, très original.
Chris: Thank you kindly Martine
Chris: Angelic mate..
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 6 Jan 2019, 06:54
Wonderful! I feel really protected by the angels!
Chris: I always do Philine
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 6 Jan 2019, 06:59
Now that is very beautiful. A fine piece os of woodworking by some long gone craftsman. Looks like the nearer one is spilt.
Chris: Yes - pretty old stuff really..
Chris: Yes indeed Claudine - thank you!
Very handsome. I feel I should know where this is but I don't
Chris: You should know where this is!

I took this and haven't a clue..
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk : Where the sun rises first in England
  • 6 Jan 2019, 10:27
Is this barrel vaulting … or a hammer beam roof?

A rather beautiful 'carve up'
Chris: Neither of these. Nor is it your Sunday roast..
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 6 Jan 2019, 12:53
"Think of medieval England’s finest gems, and castles probably come to mind first. But the country has another type of treasure that few people know about: angel roofs. Built between 1395 and the English Reformation of the mid-1500s, these roofs are decorated with intricately carved wooden angels. Only 170 survive today. Because so little of the art from England’s medieval churches survived the Reformation, that still makes these cherubim “the largest surviving body of major English medieval wood sculpture”, writes photographer and expert Michael Rimmer in his book The Angel Roofs of East Anglia: Unseen Masterpieces of the Middle Ages.

But the roofs remain seen by few; even those who visit the churches don’t always catch their details. “Distance and lighting make it hard to appreciate the detail of angel roofs with the naked eye, or even with binoculars. Were they as accessible and visible as, say, the Renaissance paintings in Italian churches, I think the best of them would be just as highly celebrated,” Rimmer writes. (Credit: Michael Rimmer)"
Are we in East Anglia, Norfolk for example. I saw a beautiful angel roof in St. Cuthbert in Wells.
Chris: This certainly isn't East England Philine. I can't remember the location but it is likely to be either Wiltshire or Dorset
What a fantastic ceiling, and so well photographed.
Chris: Thank you Brian
What a most wonderful sight to see! I adore it.

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