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That's what my post is about at Vision and Verb today.

(from the Old Library at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland)

 

Astrid and I are still in America, arriving back in Holland on Wednesday.

Should be fully back in the saddle here by Friday!




 

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That's what my post is about at Vision and Verb today.

(from the Old Library at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland)

 

Astrid and I are still in America, arriving back in Holland on Wednesday.

Should be fully back in the saddle here by Friday!




 

comments (38)

  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 21 Oct 2013, 00:06
You know me and calligraphy. I love these two pages. Great detail of true craftsmanship.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, I know you and calligraphy! Me, too. I could stare at books like this for hours.
This is a wonderful image Ginnie... i am sure that you had a great time on your holiday... i am looking having you back in the saddle....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Peter. It's been a great holiday in several different places...starting off with NYC, then Savannah, Atlanta, and now the North Georgia mountains! But we're ready to go back home to get settled again.
Lovely capture. Great title. See you back more on SC really soon then. : )
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Jacquelyn, and, oh, yes. We'll be back in the SC saddle soon. We've missed y'all! smile
So so beautiful...what a great day with all of us together!
Ginnie Hart: I'll never forget that day with you in the Old Library, dear Robin. What a memory!
  • Focales
  • France
  • 21 Oct 2013, 04:39
I like very much these old books in the magnificent illuminations
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, Marie. I think I must have been a scribe in a past life. smile Merci.
That is so beautiful. I certainly wish my handwriting could be more like that and less like the scrawl that I have.
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean, Michael. Talk about artistry!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 21 Oct 2013, 06:34
Calligraphy is something to be admired Ginnie whilst spelling is something to be worked on & honed
Ginnie Hart: Very well said, Chris!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 21 Oct 2013, 07:01
Good to see a post from you, Ginnie - soon be back to normal! This is a very pleasing and satisfying picture
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Lisl. We are very ready to get back home and settle down a bit!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 21 Oct 2013, 07:05
I can recognize it is Latin and I read BRITANNIA oceani insula cui quondam albion nomen ...but then I have to give up - I love the medieval manuscripts with the colourful initials -and I recall the grandious Trinity College - happy memories - later I'll read your V&V ... Chris' words are wonderful and so true!
Ginnie Hart: Oh, yes, Philine. I often think I must have been a scribe in a past life. It absolutely mesmerizes me!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 21 Oct 2013, 07:18
Pre-printer illuminated manuscripts are among the finest of artworks, IMHO, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I couldn't agree with you more, Ray! As I've told others, I think I was a scribe in a past life since I love calligraphy so much (and even dabbled in it for awhile in my day).
great shot. i like the font used here and your angle plays well
Ginnie Hart: Many kind thanks, Ayush.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 21 Oct 2013, 08:03
It is the famous Beda! "The Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum of Bede written in the early eighth century describes the islands from a Northumbrian Anglo-Saxon viewpoint and does not give a collective term for the archipelago. It refers to "Brittania Oceani insula, cui quondam Albion nomen fuit" – "Britain, an island in the ocean, formerly called Albion". It treats Hibernia (Ireland) separately, and describes it as "properly the country of the Scots, who, migrating from thence, as has been said, added a third nation in Britain to the Britons and the Picts."
Ginnie Hart: WOW, Philine. Thank you for this added information!!! smile
  • helys
  • Germany
  • 21 Oct 2013, 08:23
So nice diagonal
Great tags, lighting, colors
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Helys. smile
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 21 Oct 2013, 08:53
De jolis détails ! Bonne journée
JP
Ginnie Hart: Merci, JP.
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 21 Oct 2013, 10:08
You've captured some hard work here. I am always amazed at these old hand-lettered books. Have fun your last couple of days.
Ginnie Hart: I dabbled in calligraphy in my day, Mary, so I am very away of the hard work demonstrated here. I'm amazed, too! Thanks. Soon we'll be back home in the saddle but first we'll enjoy our last two days here. Indeed.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 21 Oct 2013, 10:33
This looks like old italian; latin smile I can just imagine the monk sitting on a three legged stoll, patiently copying the book.
Ginnie Hart: Philine confirms that it's Latin, Louis, and, yes, indeed, I can picture the scene! smile
What you still haven't checked out yet? wink
We can't wait to see your holiday photos. smile

I'm heading off to Italy tomorrow.
See you later, Alligator.
Ginnie Hart: We check out tomorrow, LC, and arrive home the next day (overnight flight). We'll have to swap photos once we're all back! Enjoy Italy.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 21 Oct 2013, 11:38
Amazing compared to today's instant message. Beautiful craftsmanship
Ginnie Hart: UExactly, Aussie. This is definitely art of the highest form, IMHO.
Nice....
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Preyi.
Lovely close up Ginnie, I do like how you composed this with the diagonal smile
Ginnie Hart: Many kind thanks, Martin.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Oct 2013, 12:21
For someone who can barely write two consecutive words without making a mistake, these always fill me with awe. Such beautiful work.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Alan. Even Einstein had a problem with spelling, which gives me much comfort. smile
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Oct 2013, 12:26
What wonderful skill in producing these pages
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Anne. It's the kind of art I fancy a lot...and dabbled in a bit in my day. smile
Wonderful to see this penmanship!
Ginnie Hart: I totally agree, Bill! smile
What patience they must have had to pen these marvelous books with such beautifully rendered calligraphy. When my daughter asked me to do her wedding invitations, I was honored, but it certainly took a lot of concentration on my part just to write & address only one hundred of them so I can fully appreciate the time and effort it must have taken those dedicated calligraphers to produce these works of art.

Great to hear that you and Astrid had such an enjoyable visit, Ginnie. Look forward to seeing your holiday images.
Ginnie Hart: I have always been enthraklled by good calligraphy, Beverly, and really do believe I was a scribe in a past life. HA! How fun is that. I wonder how much I got paid. smile And yes, we have had a great time, now getting ready to pack up again for our trip back home tomorrow evening, flying through the night.
  • Jennie
  • United States
  • 21 Oct 2013, 14:32
This is really great, Ginnie! What a creative image. Glad your vacation is going well.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Jennie. We've had so many great memories!
This is beautiful script, I remember quite a while ago Maureen dabbled with calligraphy for a while.
Ginnie Hart: There's nothing more beautiful for me than gorgeous calligraphy, Brian, especially with all the flourishes!
it is so crisp and beautiful smile
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Joshi! Thank you.
  • Gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 21 Oct 2013, 15:04
I saw this only last June Ginnie, I'm so glad you got to see it too. What a fabulous place, did you see the old harp too?
Ginnie Hart: I LOVED seeing Trinity College, the Old Library, and the Book of Kells. What a fabulous place. I saw the harp but didn't realize till later is was Ireland's oldest! Can you believe it?
Quite an admirable calligraphy Ginnie! I like the variety of tones.
Ginnie Hart: It's one of my favorite art forms, Richard!
  • Ruth
  • Michigan
  • 21 Oct 2013, 18:38
Oh gorgeous. The colors add so much, don't they? I remember when you did calligraphy for me, for some school folders. smile I loved them.
Ginnie Hart: I have no memory of doing calligraphy for you, Ruth! I declare. Well, I did try my hand at it, for sure. Maybe I was a scribe in a past life?
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Oct 2013, 22:09
A delightful image, I love the close up detail.
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Cherry!
  • Oscar
  • France
  • 21 Oct 2013, 22:35
Great close up!
Ginnie Hart: Yhank you, Oscar.
Great composition and detail!
Ginnie Hart: Many thanks, Wolfgang.
Great image, i love the colors and details in this image!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Andrei.
I wonder if it's on kindle?
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! Good one, Michael. smile
  • Paule
  • United States
  • 23 Oct 2013, 23:08
Great hand writing!
Ginnie Hart: I thought so, too, Paule!
  • shooter
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Oct 2013, 22:00
beautiful
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Shooter.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 1 Nov 2013, 15:31
great shot! i would've had a terrible time if i lived in the ancient times where there were no things to type on, my penmanship's really bad.. lol.. smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! I sure hope those scribes got paid a good wage, Rian! smile

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