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photoblog image A Mid-Week Break

A Mid-Week Break

 

Take time to enjoy the delectables around you.

(the salamander corbel in Wells Cathedral, England)

 

 

 

A Mid-Week Break

 

Take time to enjoy the delectables around you.

(the salamander corbel in Wells Cathedral, England)

 

 

 

comments (28)

What an unusual, and beautiful detail, Ginnie! Nice work!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Elizabeth. It's one of the first things Lisl wanted to show me when we were there.
That is a wonderful detail shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Michael.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 8 Nov 2017, 03:18
Wonderful...a vegetarian dragon!
Ginnie Hart: It's fun, Ray, isn't it!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 8 Nov 2017, 04:26
What a wonderful detail and composition and thank you for the extra info on the Salamander, Ginnie. Love the colour of the stone.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Astrid. I hope you saw it , too, when you were there later with Chris?
i like the ridges on its reptilian back and tail, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, Ayush. The artist really added clarity to his work!
La salamandre est très réussie.
Ginnie Hart: It's hard to miss it, Martine. Merci.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 8 Nov 2017, 06:24
Delightful isn't it, hungry too!
Ginnie Hart: Yes and Yes, Chris. I assume you also showed it to Astrid?!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Nov 2017, 06:41
Oh now I would have missed this; I would have been too busy looking at the bigger picture. Well spotted. It's a fine carving.
Ginnie Hart: All credit goes to Lisl, Alan, who was the one who made sure I saw it, thankfully!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 8 Nov 2017, 06:45
I thought I recognised this little lizard feeding on berries, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thanks to YOU, dear Lisl, for pointing it out to me!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 8 Nov 2017, 06:46
a wonderful close-up photo - I didn't see this salamander.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Philine. I was very lucky to have Lisl as my guide that day!
Magnifique sculptuure , quelle est la symbolique de cet animal ?
oui profitons des choses de la vie ..Bonne journée
Ginnie Hart: I Googled about the symbolism of the salamander, Claudine, and came up with so many different things. One place says it's regarded, like the phoenix, as a symbol of immortality, rebirth, and passion. Apparently it was placed strategically in this cathedral where the priests passing by every day were reminded of their vows of celibacy. Most interesting!
I haven't seen this. Will have to look next time I go to Wells.
Ginnie Hart: Lisl was the one who pointed it out to me, Bill, and surely remembers where it is.
that's beautiful, sister... the wee lizard eating grapes.... something about it smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Elaine. And to think this was positioned exactly where the priests would see it, walking by every day, reminding them of their vows of celibacy!
superbe détail!! amitiés
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, JP.
Nice detail shot, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Tom.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 8 Nov 2017, 11:47
A lovely composition with all those lines.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
There is some beautiful work in that carving.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, there is, Brian!
Beau travail de tailleurs de pierres.
Bonne journée Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Always fun to see, Pascale. Merci.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 8 Nov 2017, 13:22
"Another well-known carving is in the north transept aisle: a foliate corbel, on which climbs a lizard, sometimes identified as a salamander, a symbol of eternal life." According to the legend the salamander lives in fire without being burnt.
Ginnie Hart: It's the phoenix that rises from the ashes, Philine, and is often the symbol for firefighters, I've read.
No rest for the hungry.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Indeed so.
  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 8 Nov 2017, 13:51
A cute title to go along with this great shot!! Such a small, ornate detail that can get overlooked in a cathedral!
Ginnie Hart: These are the things you find out from those who know more about the cathedral than I do, Steven!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Nov 2017, 15:25
I thought I recognised this!
Ginnie Hart: Indeed so, Anne, as I'd guess from you!
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Nov 2017, 17:13
Lovely detail.
Ginnie Hart: I thought so, too, Cherry.
Quite a thing, Ginnie, Great detail in stone.
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Frank, and was so glad Losl showed it to me. I'm afraid I would have missed it otherwise.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 8 Nov 2017, 20:13
Beautiful carved limestone Ginnie, I feel I could eat it.
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean, Chad. Can you imagine being a priest and walking by this every day?
That is a wicked looking sculpture...smile
Ginnie Hart: I'm not a huge fan of reptiles, Larry, but I do like that this one is eating grapes (making it a bit more "palatable"wink. smile
  • Roland-T
  • United States
  • 9 Nov 2017, 21:10
Good detail shot, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
Wonderful! I wish we would see more of these kinds of details/art on buildings that are being built today. Just makes us cherish these treasures even more!
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean, Robin. We don't take the time anymore, do we, to make this kind of architectural art.

Thank you for being such a trooper in going back over my photos. You are something else!

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