Sunday, 31 May 2015

...a bit of a Romanesque thing going on...

we had a lovely day out yesterday...

...visiting places in Herefordshire...

...taking photos of Romanesque art.

Our first port-of-call was the Priory Church at Leominster...

...with it's glorious doorway and carved capitals...





...and ducking stool!





A little note at the bottom of the information board is worth reading...


...especially as most of the occupants of the above chair were female!!


After a bimble around Leominster town and a visit to the Lion Gallery...

...we set off home via Pembridge...

...called in at the Old Chapel Gallery...

...and then detoured a bitty to Shobdon to have a look at the Romanesque arches...

...removed from the original church and rebuilt as a "Folly" up the hill.




Most of the stone carving is very degraded...




...but some faces can still be found peeping out of the lichen!





(These two were at the bottom of the columns so upside-down is the right way up as it were!!)

I have become quite obsessed with this art, architecture and time period....

...I feel a body-of-work coming on.....

...more of my "Stitched in Stone" series...

Watch this space!

x C

1 comment:

suziqu's thread works said...

What an amazing "folly" in stone that is from the original church.
I really look forward to your new ideas and work on "Stitched in stone"!
I have just completed a journal using some of Leonardo deVinci's artwork with fibres, fabric and laces which I hope to use as a teaching tool before long.