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bozza_gooj

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concentriccircles

St. Peter, Conisbrough - North aisle capital. Maximum Romanesque vivacity ❣️Today’s only aim was to finally get decent pictures of this thing from every conceivable angle #romanesque #12thcentury #medieval #sculpture #church #southyorkshire

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peter_callas.romanesque

🏇 Saint-Hilaire, Melle, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou, France ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ⓒ Peter Callas 2018. All Rights Reserved. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This site - the structure is excavated into somewhat angled slope beside a river in a narrow but steep valley - was perhaps syncretic. The original church was wooden and the interior has a reused Gallo-Roman stone lintel. Celts, Gauls and Gallo-Romans all gathered here to revere their assorted deities before the Christians arrived. In addition to its distinctive rider, Saint-Hilaire has 282 novel capitals of acrobats, contortionists, basilisks, birds drinking from a cup, a boar hunt, centaur, suckling chimeras, dragons, elephants, jugglers, monsters, musicians, a Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, and a Zodiac. On the north portal there is also a woman whose breasts are devoured by monsters - a symbol of luxuria and a variation on the femme-aux-serpents theme. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This cacophonous assembly might seem edgy in the midst of solemn Trinitarian worship, but many of these sculptural emblems followed a set of characters that had become almost prescribed by the 12th century, often migrating from church to church along with the groups of masons who created them. There is no record or proof of how the corbels or capitals of Romanesque churches were ordered, but its easy to project: “Two or three jongleurs, a man-eating monster, some suckling chimeras and some elephants interspaced with plant motifs, etc, etc”. By the time they (or others) reached Spain, particularly in the inland valleys of Cantabria, these masonic talismans had, to 21st century eyes, become far more restive and irrepressibly erotic. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The extent of these prodigious sculptural efforts at Melle, which must have involved several different workshops (one of which went on to work on the acclaimed southern façade of Saint-Pierre of Aulnay and which point to Melle’s overt prosperity based on its nearby silver mines which had been exploited since Roman times. The pilgrims of the Via Turonensis doubtless brought even more wealth - the town even has two other important Romanesque churches (Saint-Pierre and Saint-Savinien). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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deedeechainey

Visited the beautiful #Otranto #cathedral today: 'The #mosaic is one of the most important examples we have of #12thcentury #art, and prominently features the #TreeofLife...With images drawn from the #OldTestament, #medieval bestiaries, “Roman d’Alexandre”, and the #MatterofFrance#puglia #weateinpuglia http://www.italianways.com/the-great-medieval-mosaic-of-the-otranto-cathedral/

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peter_callas.romanesque

🏇 Saint-Hilaire, Melle, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou, France ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ⓒ Peter Callas 2018. All Rights Reserved. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This site - the structure is excavated into somewhat angled slope beside a river in a narrow but steep valley - was perhaps syncretic. The original church was wooden and the interior has a reused Gallo-Roman stone lintel. Celts, Gauls and Gallo-Romans all gathered here to revere their assorted deities before the Christians arrived. In addition to its distinctive rider, Saint-Hilaire has 282 novel capitals of acrobats, contortionists, basilisks, birds drinking from a cup, a boar hunt, centaur, suckling chimeras, dragons, elephants, jugglers, monsters, musicians, a Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, and a Zodiac. On the north portal there is also a woman whose breasts are devoured by monsters - a symbol of luxuria and a variation on the femme-aux-serpents theme. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This cacophonous assembly might seem edgy in the midst of solemn Trinitarian worship, but many of these sculptural emblems followed a set of characters that had become almost prescribed by the 12th century, often migrating from church to church along with the groups of masons who created them. There is no record or proof of how the corbels or capitals of Romanesque churches were ordered, but its easy to project: “Two or three jongleurs, a man-eating monster, some suckling chimeras and some elephants interspaced with plant motifs, etc, etc”. By the time they (or others) reached Spain, particularly in the inland valleys of Cantabria, these masonic talismans had, to 21st century eyes, become far more restive and irrepressibly erotic. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The extent of these prodigious sculptural efforts at Melle, which must have involved several different workshops (one of which went on to work on the acclaimed southern façade of Saint-Pierre of Aulnay and which point to Melle’s overt prosperity based on its nearby silver mines which had been exploited since Roman times. The pilgrims of the Via Turonensis doubtless brought even more wealth - the town even has two other important Romanesque churches (Saint-Pierre and Saint-Savinien). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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peter_callas.romanesque

🏇 Saint-Hilaire, Melle, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou, France ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ⓒ Peter Callas 2018. All Rights Reserved. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This site - the structure is excavated into somewhat angled slope beside a river in a narrow but steep valley - was perhaps syncretic. The original church was wooden and the interior has a reused Gallo-Roman stone lintel. Celts, Gauls and Gallo-Romans all gathered here to revere their assorted deities before the Christians arrived. In addition to its distinctive rider, Saint-Hilaire has 282 novel capitals of acrobats, contortionists, basilisks, birds drinking from a cup, a boar hunt, centaur, suckling chimeras, dragons, elephants, jugglers, monsters, musicians, a Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, and a Zodiac. On the north portal there is also a woman whose breasts are devoured by monsters - a symbol of luxuria and a variation on the femme-aux-serpents theme. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This cacophonous assembly might seem edgy in the midst of solemn Trinitarian worship, but many of these sculptural emblems followed a set of characters that had become almost prescribed by the 12th century, often migrating from church to church along with the groups of masons who created them. There is no record or proof of how the corbels or capitals of Romanesque churches were ordered, but its easy to project: “Two or three jongleurs, a man-eating monster, some suckling chimeras and some elephants interspaced with plant motifs, etc, etc”. By the time they (or others) reached Spain, particularly in the inland valleys of Cantabria, these masonic talismans had, to 21st century eyes, become far more restive and irrepressibly erotic. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The extent of these prodigious sculptural efforts at Melle, which must have involved several different workshops (one of which went on to work on the acclaimed southern façade of Saint-Pierre of Aulnay and which point to Melle’s overt prosperity based on its nearby silver mines which had been exploited since Roman times. The pilgrims of the Via Turonensis doubtless brought even more wealth - the town even has two other important Romanesque churches (Saint-Pierre and Saint-Savinien). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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jhreed

Now this is wat I came here for - 4am wakeup worth it 🌅 #unescoworldheritage #12thcentury . . . #sunrise #angkorwat #cambodia @bostoncollege #bc360

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lauracalendo

«Freiheit ist ein Gut, das durch Gebrauch wächst, durch Nichtgebrauch dahinschwindet.» (Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker) #burgruine #12thcentury #middelage #castlewithaview #view #liberty #freedom #castle #winterthur #switzerland🇨🇭 #bluesky #forest #wald #spaziergang #walk #sundaywalk

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westernrob

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beyondthefieldsweknow

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scottmichaelosborne

Give me a cliff top castle ruin in the pouring rain, and I know I'm home. . . . . . . . . . . #wales #uk #southwest #countrylife #castle #nomad #nomads #traveller #travellers #castle #12thcentury #theoldworld #visualsoflife #mood #autumn #rainydays

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ma_rion_____

The Kasbah Oudaya(s) is an old fortified military camp built in the 12th century. #kasbah #oudayas #12thcentury #militarycamp #history #of #rabat #morocco #picoftheday

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sydkusten

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hootiestravels

Me and my bff went to Rock of Cashel; this is a 12th century cathedral #rockofcashel #12thcentury #tipperary #hoodiestravel #travelbuddies #bff #owlsofinstagram #owls #ireland🍀

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hayleybaileyphotography

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no_plan_rider

"Tambdi Surla" - noted as the oldest temple in Goa, this was built by the emperor of kadamba dynasty in 12th century, this famous Shiva temple is situated amidst the mid of Bhagwan Mahavir wild life sanctuary. A treat to nature lovers and Shiva devotee, perfect example of ancient Indian architecture. Just 2 hours drive from Goa international airport, is a must visit place in Goa. . . #noplanrider #tambdisurla #shivatemple #lordshiva #mahadev #oldesttempleofgoa🎪 #kadamba #architecture #bhagwanmahavirwildlifesanctuary #12thcentury #hindutemple #goatourism #goa #offbeatgoa #naturalbeauty #landscape #wanderlust #shotononeplus #traveldiaries #travelblogger #travelindia #myincredibleindia @goatourism @goa @incredibleindia @oneplus_india @fabhotels #fabtravelmovement

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annsonntag

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scottvogl

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scottvogl

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hayleybaileyphotography

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hayleybaileyphotography

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_m1k3y_

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peter_callas.romanesque

🏇 Saint-Hilaire, Melle, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou, France ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ⓒ Peter Callas 2018. All Rights Reserved. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This site - the structure is excavated into somewhat angled slope beside a river in a narrow but steep valley - was perhaps syncretic. The original church was wooden and the interior has a reused Gallo-Roman stone lintel. Celts, Gauls and Gallo-Romans all gathered here to revere their assorted deities before the Christians arrived. In addition to its distinctive rider, Saint-Hilaire has 282 novel capitals of acrobats, contortionists, basilisks, birds drinking from a cup, a boar hunt, centaur, suckling chimeras, dragons, elephants, jugglers, monsters, musicians, a Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, and a Zodiac. On the north portal there is also a woman whose breasts are devoured by monsters - a symbol of luxuria and a variation on the femme-aux-serpents theme. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This cacophonous assembly might seem edgy in the midst of solemn Trinitarian worship, but many of these sculptural emblems followed a set of characters that had become almost prescribed by the 12th century, often migrating from church to church along with the groups of masons who created them. There is no record or proof of how the corbels or capitals of Romanesque churches were ordered, but its easy to project: “Two or three jongleurs, a man-eating monster, some suckling chimeras and some elephants interspaced with plant motifs, etc, etc”. By the time they (or others) reached Spain, particularly in the inland valleys of Cantabria, these masonic talismans had, to 21st century eyes, become far more restive and irrepressibly erotic. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The extent of these prodigious sculptural efforts at Melle, which must have involved several different workshops (one of which went on to work on the acclaimed southern façade of Saint-Pierre of Aulnay and which point to Melle’s overt prosperity based on its nearby silver mines which had been exploited since Roman times. The pilgrims of the Via Turonensis doubtless brought even more wealth - the town even has two other important Romanesque churches (Saint-Pierre and Saint-Savinien). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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peter_callas.romanesque

🏇 Saint-Hilaire, Melle, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou, France ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ⓒ Peter Callas 2018. All Rights Reserved. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This site - the structure is excavated into somewhat angled slope beside a river in a narrow but steep valley - was perhaps syncretic. The original church was wooden and the interior has a reused Gallo-Roman stone lintel. Celts, Gauls and Gallo-Romans all gathered here to revere their assorted deities before the Christians arrived. In addition to its distinctive rider, Saint-Hilaire has 282 novel capitals of acrobats, contortionists, basilisks, birds drinking from a cup, a boar hunt, centaur, suckling chimeras, dragons, elephants, jugglers, monsters, musicians, a Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, and a Zodiac. On the north portal there is also a woman whose breasts are devoured by monsters - a symbol of luxuria and a variation on the femme-aux-serpents theme. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This cacophonous assembly might seem edgy in the midst of solemn Trinitarian worship, but many of these sculptural emblems followed a set of characters that had become almost prescribed by the 12th century, often migrating from church to church along with the groups of masons who created them. There is no record or proof of how the corbels or capitals of Romanesque churches were ordered, but its easy to project: “Two or three jongleurs, a man-eating monster, some suckling chimeras and some elephants interspaced with plant motifs, etc, etc”. By the time they (or others) reached Spain, particularly in the inland valleys of Cantabria, these masonic talismans had, to 21st century eyes, become far more restive and irrepressibly erotic. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The extent of these prodigious sculptural efforts at Melle, which must have involved several different workshops (one of which went on to work on the acclaimed southern façade of Saint-Pierre of Aulnay and which point to Melle’s overt prosperity based on its nearby silver mines which had been exploited since Roman times. The pilgrims of the Via Turonensis doubtless brought even more wealth - the town even has two other important Romanesque churches (Saint-Pierre and Saint-Savinien). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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peter_callas.romanesque

🏇 Saint-Hilaire, Melle, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou, France ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ⓒ Peter Callas 2018. All Rights Reserved. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This site - the structure is excavated into somewhat angled slope beside a river in a narrow but steep valley - was perhaps syncretic. The original church was wooden and the interior has a reused Gallo-Roman stone lintel. Celts, Gauls and Gallo-Romans all gathered here to revere their assorted deities before the Christians arrived. In addition to its distinctive rider, Saint-Hilaire has 282 novel capitals of acrobats, contortionists, basilisks, birds drinking from a cup, a boar hunt, centaur, suckling chimeras, dragons, elephants, jugglers, monsters, musicians, a Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, and a Zodiac. On the north portal there is also a woman whose breasts are devoured by monsters - a symbol of luxuria and a variation on the femme-aux-serpents theme. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This cacophonous assembly might seem edgy in the midst of solemn Trinitarian worship, but many of these sculptural emblems followed a set of characters that had become almost prescribed by the 12th century, often migrating from church to church along with the groups of masons who created them. There is no record or proof of how the corbels or capitals of Romanesque churches were ordered, but its easy to project: “Two or three jongleurs, a man-eating monster, some suckling chimeras and some elephants interspaced with plant motifs, etc, etc”. By the time they (or others) reached Spain, particularly in the inland valleys of Cantabria, these masonic talismans had, to 21st century eyes, become far more restive and irrepressibly erotic. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The extent of these prodigious sculptural efforts at Melle, which must have involved several different workshops (one of which went on to work on the acclaimed southern façade of Saint-Pierre of Aulnay and which point to Melle’s overt prosperity based on its nearby silver mines which had been exploited since Roman times. The pilgrims of the Via Turonensis doubtless brought even more wealth - the town even has two other important Romanesque churches (Saint-Pierre and Saint-Savinien). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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ismael.cavazos

Introducing Kurt @kurtsomerholter and Anita, my new art patrons! I am honored to be a part of your art collection. 🙏 Btw, they chose the carving with the red tissue from the previous post as their complimentary gift. Also, congrats to @abeltodesign for selling his 'Love Guns' piece to the same collectors! But most of all, thank you @cherrycoladog for creating an amazing environment for art to grow and thrive. What an amazing evening and great start to the Equinox. . #liveperformance #livepainter #paintinglive #onstage #localartatx #austinartist #austinartists #austinart #livepainting #soldpainting #artpatrons . #Extractionism #DripPaintingExtraction #pareidoliaart #pareidolia #facefinder #facehunter #iseefaces #austinartshow #contemporaryart #cherrycoladog . #gargouille #gargoyles #grotesques #cathedralgargoyles #manbat #romanus #12thcentury #highmiddleages

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hannahlskidmore

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hannahlskidmore

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hannahlskidmore

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eclectic_brew

The furnishing was sober but you wouldn't even notice it because you'd be staring at these well-preserved antique walls that take you back to the #12thcentury, back when this restaurant was a mansion with its own #coatofarms (of three running deer) still to be seen on the facade at the present. ⚔ . . . #brasserieBorluut #Belgianrestaurant #whereisat #herenhuis #01August2018 #Gent #Ghent #Flanders #Belgium

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timmo.on.tour

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susannah_rice

Taking a moment to look around (and up!) our local surroundings #malmesbury #malmesburyabbey #abbey #history #visitwiltshire #historicalfind #12thcentury

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peglessness

L’eglise Notre-Dames du Prieuré #airaines #france #church #hols #12thcentury

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peter_callas.romanesque

🏇 Saint-Hilaire, Melle, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou, France ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ⓒ Peter Callas 2018. All Rights Reserved. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This site - the structure is excavated into somewhat angled slope beside a river in a narrow but steep valley - was perhaps syncretic. The original church was wooden and the interior has a reused Gallo-Roman stone lintel. Celts, Gauls and Gallo-Romans all gathered here to revere their assorted deities before the Christians arrived. In addition to its distinctive rider, Saint-Hilaire has 282 novel capitals of acrobats, contortionists, basilisks, birds drinking from a cup, a boar hunt, centaur, suckling chimeras, dragons, elephants, jugglers, monsters, musicians, a Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, and a Zodiac. On the north portal there is also a woman whose breasts are devoured by monsters - a symbol of luxuria and a variation on the femme-aux-serpents theme. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This cacophonous assembly might seem edgy in the midst of solemn Trinitarian worship, but many of these sculptural emblems followed a set of characters that had become almost prescribed by the 12th century, often migrating from church to church along with the groups of masons who created them. There is no record or proof of how the corbels or capitals of Romanesque churches were ordered, but its easy to project: “Two or three jongleurs, a man-eating monster, some suckling chimeras and some elephants interspaced with plant motifs, etc, etc”. By the time they (or others) reached Spain, particularly in the inland valleys of Cantabria, these masonic talismans had, to 21st century eyes, become far more restive and irrepressibly erotic. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The extent of these prodigious sculptural efforts at Melle, which must have involved several different workshops (one of which went on to work on the acclaimed southern façade of Saint-Pierre of Aulnay and which point to Melle’s overt prosperity based on its nearby silver mines which had been exploited since Roman times. The pilgrims of the Via Turonensis doubtless brought even more wealth - the town even has two other important Romanesque churches (Saint-Pierre and Saint-Savinien). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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margarida.a.freire

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peter_callas.romanesque

🏇 Saint-Hilaire, Melle, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou, France ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ⓒ Peter Callas 2018. All Rights Reserved. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This site - the structure is excavated into somewhat angled slope beside a river in a narrow but steep valley - was perhaps syncretic. The original church was wooden and the interior has a reused Gallo-Roman stone lintel. Celts, Gauls and Gallo-Romans all gathered here to revere their assorted deities before the Christians arrived. In addition to its distinctive rider, Saint-Hilaire has 282 novel capitals of acrobats, contortionists, basilisks, birds drinking from a cup, a boar hunt, centaur, suckling chimeras, dragons, elephants, jugglers, monsters, musicians, a Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, and a Zodiac. On the north portal there is also a woman whose breasts are devoured by monsters - a symbol of luxuria and a variation on the femme-aux-serpents theme. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This cacophonous assembly might seem edgy in the midst of solemn Trinitarian worship, but many of these sculptural emblems followed a set of characters that had become almost prescribed by the 12th century, often migrating from church to church along with the groups of masons who created them. There is no record or proof of how the corbels or capitals of Romanesque churches were ordered, but its easy to project: “Two or three jongleurs, a man-eating monster, some suckling chimeras and some elephants interspaced with plant motifs, etc, etc”. By the time they (or others) reached Spain, particularly in the inland valleys of Cantabria, these masonic talismans had, to 21st century eyes, become far more restive and irrepressibly erotic. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The extent of these prodigious sculptural efforts at Melle, which must have involved several different workshops (one of which went on to work on the acclaimed southern façade of Saint-Pierre of Aulnay and which point to Melle’s overt prosperity based on its nearby silver mines which had been exploited since Roman times. The pilgrims of the Via Turonensis doubtless brought even more wealth - the town even has two other important Romanesque churches (Saint-Pierre and Saint-Savinien). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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peter_callas.romanesque

🏇 Saint-Hilaire, Melle, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou, France ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ⓒ Peter Callas 2018. All Rights Reserved. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This site - the structure is excavated into somewhat angled slope beside a river in a narrow but steep valley - was perhaps syncretic. The original church was wooden and the interior has a reused Gallo-Roman stone lintel. Celts, Gauls and Gallo-Romans all gathered here to revere their assorted deities before the Christians arrived. In addition to its distinctive rider, Saint-Hilaire has 282 novel capitals of acrobats, contortionists, basilisks, birds drinking from a cup, a boar hunt, centaur, suckling chimeras, dragons, elephants, jugglers, monsters, musicians, a Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, and a Zodiac. On the north portal there is also a woman whose breasts are devoured by monsters - a symbol of luxuria and a variation on the femme-aux-serpents theme. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This cacophonous assembly might seem edgy in the midst of solemn Trinitarian worship, but many of these sculptural emblems followed a set of characters that had become almost prescribed by the 12th century, often migrating from church to church along with the groups of masons who created them. There is no record or proof of how the corbels or capitals of Romanesque churches were ordered, but its easy to project: “Two or three jongleurs, a man-eating monster, some suckling chimeras and some elephants interspaced with plant motifs, etc, etc”. By the time they (or others) reached Spain, particularly in the inland valleys of Cantabria, these masonic talismans had, to 21st century eyes, become far more restive and irrepressibly erotic. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The extent of these prodigious sculptural efforts at Melle, which must have involved several different workshops (one of which went on to work on the acclaimed southern façade of Saint-Pierre of Aulnay and which point to Melle’s overt prosperity based on its nearby silver mines which had been exploited since Roman times. The pilgrims of the Via Turonensis doubtless brought even more wealth - the town even has two other important Romanesque churches (Saint-Pierre and Saint-Savinien). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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peter_callas.romanesque

🏇 Saint-Hilaire, Melle, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou, France ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ⓒ Peter Callas 2018. All Rights Reserved. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This site - the structure is excavated into somewhat angled slope beside a river in a narrow but steep valley - was perhaps syncretic. The original church was wooden and the interior has a reused Gallo-Roman stone lintel. Celts, Gauls and Gallo-Romans all gathered here to revere their assorted deities before the Christians arrived. In addition to its distinctive rider, Saint-Hilaire has 282 novel capitals of acrobats, contortionists, basilisks, birds drinking from a cup, a boar hunt, centaur, suckling chimeras, dragons, elephants, jugglers, monsters, musicians, a Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, and a Zodiac. On the north portal there is also a woman whose breasts are devoured by monsters - a symbol of luxuria and a variation on the femme-aux-serpents theme. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This cacophonous assembly might seem edgy in the midst of solemn Trinitarian worship, but many of these sculptural emblems followed a set of characters that had become almost prescribed by the 12th century, often migrating from church to church along with the groups of masons who created them. There is no record or proof of how the corbels or capitals of Romanesque churches were ordered, but its easy to project: “Two or three jongleurs, a man-eating monster, some suckling chimeras and some elephants interspaced with plant motifs, etc, etc”. By the time they (or others) reached Spain, particularly in the inland valleys of Cantabria, these masonic talismans had, to 21st century eyes, become far more restive and irrepressibly erotic. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The extent of these prodigious sculptural efforts at Melle, which must have involved several different workshops (one of which went on to work on the acclaimed southern façade of Saint-Pierre of Aulnay and which point to Melle’s overt prosperity based on its nearby silver mines which had been exploited since Roman times. The pilgrims of the Via Turonensis doubtless brought even more wealth - the town even has two other important Romanesque churches (Saint-Pierre and Saint-Savinien). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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jessikafuhrmaneck

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kannannair903

Broken but still smiling...

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thenostalgicneedle

I wanted to share with you all my beautiful snips case that my boyfriend made for me 😊 I love it. Thank you @iaind42 . . . . . #thenostalgicneedle #leatherwork #present #nalbinding #naalbinding #reenactment #medievalreenactment #12thcentury #reenactor

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guidoosburg

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rubyfraser2012

0

paperargonauts

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ash_the_explorer_uk

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annsonntag

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annsonntag

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annsonntag

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peter_callas.romanesque

🏇 Saint-Hilaire, Melle, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou, France ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ⓒ Peter Callas 2018. All Rights Reserved. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This site - the structure is excavated into somewhat angled slope beside a river in a narrow but steep valley - was perhaps syncretic. The original church was wooden and the interior has a reused Gallo-Roman stone lintel. Celts, Gauls and Gallo-Romans all gathered here to revere their assorted deities before the Christians arrived. In addition to its distinctive rider, Saint-Hilaire has 282 novel capitals of acrobats, contortionists, basilisks, birds drinking from a cup, a boar hunt, centaur, suckling chimeras, dragons, elephants, jugglers, monsters, musicians, a Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, and a Zodiac. On the north portal there is also a woman whose breasts are devoured by monsters - a symbol of luxuria and a variation on the femme-aux-serpents theme. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This cacophonous assembly might seem edgy in the midst of solemn Trinitarian worship, but many of these sculptural emblems followed a set of characters that had become almost prescribed by the 12th century, often migrating from church to church along with the groups of masons who created them. There is no record or proof of how the corbels or capitals of Romanesque churches were ordered, but its easy to project: “Two or three jongleurs, a man-eating monster, some suckling chimeras and some elephants interspaced with plant motifs, etc, etc”. By the time they (or others) reached Spain, particularly in the inland valleys of Cantabria, these masonic talismans had, to 21st century eyes, become far more restive and irrepressibly erotic. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The extent of these prodigious sculptural efforts at Melle, which must have involved several different workshops (one of which went on to work on the acclaimed southern façade of Saint-Pierre of Aulnay and which point to Melle’s overt prosperity based on its nearby silver mines which had been exploited since Roman times. The pilgrims of the Via Turonensis doubtless brought even more wealth - the town even has two other important Romanesque churches (Saint-Pierre and Saint-Savinien). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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peter_callas.romanesque

🏇 Saint-Hilaire, Melle, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou, France ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ⓒ Peter Callas 2018. All Rights Reserved. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This site - the structure is excavated into somewhat angled slope beside a river in a narrow but steep valley - was perhaps syncretic. The original church was wooden and the interior has a reused Gallo-Roman stone lintel. Celts, Gauls and Gallo-Romans all gathered here to revere their assorted deities before the Christians arrived. In addition to its distinctive rider, Saint-Hilaire has 282 novel capitals of acrobats, contortionists, basilisks, birds drinking from a cup, a boar hunt, centaur, suckling chimeras, dragons, elephants, jugglers, monsters, musicians, a Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, and a Zodiac. On the north portal there is also a woman whose breasts are devoured by monsters - a symbol of luxuria and a variation on the femme-aux-serpents theme. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This cacophonous assembly might seem edgy in the midst of solemn Trinitarian worship, but many of these sculptural emblems followed a set of characters that had become almost prescribed by the 12th century, often migrating from church to church along with the groups of masons who created them. There is no record or proof of how the corbels or capitals of Romanesque churches were ordered, but its easy to project: “Two or three jongleurs, a man-eating monster, some suckling chimeras and some elephants interspaced with plant motifs, etc, etc”. By the time they (or others) reached Spain, particularly in the inland valleys of Cantabria, these masonic talismans had, to 21st century eyes, become far more restive and irrepressibly erotic. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The extent of these prodigious sculptural efforts at Melle, which must have involved several different workshops (one of which went on to work on the acclaimed southern façade of Saint-Pierre of Aulnay and which point to Melle’s overt prosperity based on its nearby silver mines which had been exploited since Roman times. The pilgrims of the Via Turonensis doubtless brought even more wealth - the town even has two other important Romanesque churches (Saint-Pierre and Saint-Savinien). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

1

peter_callas.romanesque

🏇 Saint-Hilaire, Melle, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou, France ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ⓒ Peter Callas 2018. All Rights Reserved. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This site - the structure is excavated into somewhat angled slope beside a river in a narrow but steep valley - was perhaps syncretic. The original church was wooden and the interior has a reused Gallo-Roman stone lintel. Celts, Gauls and Gallo-Romans all gathered here to revere their assorted deities before the Christians arrived. In addition to its distinctive rider, Saint-Hilaire has 282 novel capitals of acrobats, contortionists, basilisks, birds drinking from a cup, a boar hunt, centaur, suckling chimeras, dragons, elephants, jugglers, monsters, musicians, a Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, and a Zodiac. On the north portal there is also a woman whose breasts are devoured by monsters - a symbol of luxuria and a variation on the femme-aux-serpents theme. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This cacophonous assembly might seem edgy in the midst of solemn Trinitarian worship, but many of these sculptural emblems followed a set of characters that had become almost prescribed by the 12th century, often migrating from church to church along with the groups of masons who created them. There is no record or proof of how the corbels or capitals of Romanesque churches were ordered, but its easy to project: “Two or three jongleurs, a man-eating monster, some suckling chimeras and some elephants interspaced with plant motifs, etc, etc”. By the time they (or others) reached Spain, particularly in the inland valleys of Cantabria, these masonic talismans had, to 21st century eyes, become far more restive and irrepressibly erotic. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The extent of these prodigious sculptural efforts at Melle, which must have involved several different workshops (one of which went on to work on the acclaimed southern façade of Saint-Pierre of Aulnay and which point to Melle’s overt prosperity based on its nearby silver mines which had been exploited since Roman times. The pilgrims of the Via Turonensis doubtless brought even more wealth - the town even has two other important Romanesque churches (Saint-Pierre and Saint-Savinien). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

5

peter_callas.romanesque

🏇 Saint-Hilaire, Melle, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou, France ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ⓒ Peter Callas 2018. All Rights Reserved. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This site - the structure is excavated into somewhat angled slope beside a river in a narrow but steep valley - was perhaps syncretic. The original church was wooden and the interior has a reused Gallo-Roman stone lintel. Celts, Gauls and Gallo-Romans all gathered here to revere their assorted deities before the Christians arrived. In addition to its distinctive rider, Saint-Hilaire has 282 novel capitals of acrobats, contortionists, basilisks, birds drinking from a cup, a boar hunt, centaur, suckling chimeras, dragons, elephants, jugglers, monsters, musicians, a Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, and a Zodiac. On the north portal there is also a woman whose breasts are devoured by monsters - a symbol of luxuria and a variation on the femme-aux-serpents theme. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This cacophonous assembly might seem edgy in the midst of solemn Trinitarian worship, but many of these sculptural emblems followed a set of characters that had become almost prescribed by the 12th century, often migrating from church to church along with the groups of masons who created them. There is no record or proof of how the corbels or capitals of Romanesque churches were ordered, but its easy to project: “Two or three jongleurs, a man-eating monster, some suckling chimeras and some elephants interspaced with plant motifs, etc, etc”. By the time they (or others) reached Spain, particularly in the inland valleys of Cantabria, these masonic talismans had, to 21st century eyes, become far more restive and irrepressibly erotic. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The extent of these prodigious sculptural efforts at Melle, which must have involved several different workshops (one of which went on to work on the acclaimed southern façade of Saint-Pierre of Aulnay and which point to Melle’s overt prosperity based on its nearby silver mines which had been exploited since Roman times. The pilgrims of the Via Turonensis doubtless brought even more wealth - the town even has two other important Romanesque churches (Saint-Pierre and Saint-Savinien). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

1

peter_callas.romanesque

🏇 Saint-Hilaire, Melle, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou, France ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ⓒ Peter Callas 2018. All Rights Reserved. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This site - the structure is excavated into somewhat angled slope beside a river in a narrow but steep valley - was perhaps syncretic. The original church was wooden and the interior has a reused Gallo-Roman stone lintel. Celts, Gauls and Gallo-Romans all gathered here to revere their assorted deities before the Christians arrived. In addition to its distinctive rider, Saint-Hilaire has 282 novel capitals of acrobats, contortionists, basilisks, birds drinking from a cup, a boar hunt, centaur, suckling chimeras, dragons, elephants, jugglers, monsters, musicians, a Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, and a Zodiac. On the north portal there is also a woman whose breasts are devoured by monsters - a symbol of luxuria and a variation on the femme-aux-serpents theme. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This cacophonous assembly might seem edgy in the midst of solemn Trinitarian worship, but many of these sculptural emblems followed a set of characters that had become almost prescribed by the 12th century, often migrating from church to church along with the groups of masons who created them. There is no record or proof of how the corbels or capitals of Romanesque churches were ordered, but its easy to project: “Two or three jongleurs, a man-eating monster, some suckling chimeras and some elephants interspaced with plant motifs, etc, etc”. By the time they (or others) reached Spain, particularly in the inland valleys of Cantabria, these masonic talismans had, to 21st century eyes, become far more restive and irrepressibly erotic. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The extent of these prodigious sculptural efforts at Melle, which must have involved several different workshops (one of which went on to work on the acclaimed southern façade of Saint-Pierre of Aulnay and which point to Melle’s overt prosperity based on its nearby silver mines which had been exploited since Roman times. The pilgrims of the Via Turonensis doubtless brought even more wealth - the town even has two other important Romanesque churches (Saint-Pierre and Saint-Savinien). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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heythim

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thelazywanderermys

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period._.dramas

[Pilars of the Earth] 2010 ————————————————————— STARRING: Ian McShane(Waleran Bigod), Matthew MacFadyen(Philip), Eddie Redmayne(Jack), Hayley Atwell(Aliena), Sarah Parish(Regan Hamleigh), and more! ---------------------------------------------- Based on Ken Follett's best selling novel, the eight-part BBC mini-series combines a passionate love story with political and religious war set in 12th century England and stars some of the best British talented actors. • #pilarsoftheearth #miniseries #periodrama #drama #historica #history #historic #dramas #12thcentury #political #12thcenturyengland #romance #love #lovestory

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peter_callas.romanesque

🏇 Saint-Hilaire, Melle, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou, France ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ⓒ Peter Callas 2018. All Rights Reserved. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This site - the structure is excavated into somewhat angled slope beside a river in a narrow but steep valley - was perhaps syncretic. The original church was wooden and the interior has a reused Gallo-Roman stone lintel. Celts, Gauls and Gallo-Romans all gathered here to revere their assorted deities before the Christians arrived. In addition to its distinctive rider, Saint-Hilaire has 282 novel capitals of acrobats, contortionists, basilisks, birds drinking from a cup, a boar hunt, centaur, suckling chimeras, dragons, elephants, jugglers, monsters, musicians, a Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, and a Zodiac. On the north portal there is also a woman whose breasts are devoured by monsters - a symbol of luxuria and a variation on the femme-aux-serpents theme. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This cacophonous assembly might seem edgy in the midst of solemn Trinitarian worship, but many of these sculptural emblems followed a set of characters that had become almost prescribed by the 12th century, often migrating from church to church along with the groups of masons who created them. There is no record or proof of how the corbels or capitals of Romanesque churches were ordered, but its easy to project: “Two or three jongleurs, a man-eating monster, some suckling chimeras and some elephants interspaced with plant motifs, etc, etc”. By the time they (or others) reached Spain, particularly in the inland valleys of Cantabria, these masonic talismans had, to 21st century eyes, become far more restive and irrepressibly erotic. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The extent of these prodigious sculptural efforts at Melle, which must have involved several different workshops (one of which went on to work on the acclaimed southern façade of Saint-Pierre of Aulnay and which point to Melle’s overt prosperity based on its nearby silver mines which had been exploited since Roman times. The pilgrims of the Via Turonensis doubtless brought even more wealth - the town even has two other important Romanesque churches (Saint-Pierre and Saint-Savinien). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

1

peter_callas.romanesque

🏇 Saint-Hilaire, Melle, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou, France ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ⓒ Peter Callas 2018. All Rights Reserved. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This site - the structure is excavated into somewhat angled slope beside a river in a narrow but steep valley - was perhaps syncretic. The original church was wooden and the interior has a reused Gallo-Roman stone lintel. Celts, Gauls and Gallo-Romans all gathered here to revere their assorted deities before the Christians arrived. In addition to its distinctive rider, Saint-Hilaire has 282 novel capitals of acrobats, contortionists, basilisks, birds drinking from a cup, a boar hunt, centaur, suckling chimeras, dragons, elephants, jugglers, monsters, musicians, a Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, and a Zodiac. On the north portal there is also a woman whose breasts are devoured by monsters - a symbol of luxuria and a variation on the femme-aux-serpents theme. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This cacophonous assembly might seem edgy in the midst of solemn Trinitarian worship, but many of these sculptural emblems followed a set of characters that had become almost prescribed by the 12th century, often migrating from church to church along with the groups of masons who created them. There is no record or proof of how the corbels or capitals of Romanesque churches were ordered, but its easy to project: “Two or three jongleurs, a man-eating monster, some suckling chimeras and some elephants interspaced with plant motifs, etc, etc”. By the time they (or others) reached Spain, particularly in the inland valleys of Cantabria, these masonic talismans had, to 21st century eyes, become far more restive and irrepressibly erotic. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The extent of these prodigious sculptural efforts at Melle, which must have involved several different workshops (one of which went on to work on the acclaimed southern façade of Saint-Pierre of Aulnay and which point to Melle’s overt prosperity based on its nearby silver mines which had been exploited since Roman times. The pilgrims of the Via Turonensis doubtless brought even more wealth - the town even has two other important Romanesque churches (Saint-Pierre and Saint-Savinien). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

1

peter_callas.romanesque

🏇 Saint-Hilaire, Melle, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou, France ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ⓒ Peter Callas 2018. All Rights Reserved. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This site - the structure is excavated into somewhat angled slope beside a river in a narrow but steep valley - was perhaps syncretic. The original church was wooden and the interior has a reused Gallo-Roman stone lintel. Celts, Gauls and Gallo-Romans all gathered here to revere their assorted deities before the Christians arrived. In addition to its distinctive rider, Saint-Hilaire has 282 novel capitals of acrobats, contortionists, basilisks, birds drinking from a cup, a boar hunt, centaur, suckling chimeras, dragons, elephants, jugglers, monsters, musicians, a Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, and a Zodiac. On the north portal there is also a woman whose breasts are devoured by monsters - a symbol of luxuria and a variation on the femme-aux-serpents theme. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This cacophonous assembly might seem edgy in the midst of solemn Trinitarian worship, but many of these sculptural emblems followed a set of characters that had become almost prescribed by the 12th century, often migrating from church to church along with the groups of masons who created them. There is no record or proof of how the corbels or capitals of Romanesque churches were ordered, but its easy to project: “Two or three jongleurs, a man-eating monster, some suckling chimeras and some elephants interspaced with plant motifs, etc, etc”. By the time they (or others) reached Spain, particularly in the inland valleys of Cantabria, these masonic talismans had, to 21st century eyes, become far more restive and irrepressibly erotic. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The extent of these prodigious sculptural efforts at Melle, which must have involved several different workshops (one of which went on to work on the acclaimed southern façade of Saint-Pierre of Aulnay and which point to Melle’s overt prosperity based on its nearby silver mines which had been exploited since Roman times. The pilgrims of the Via Turonensis doubtless brought even more wealth - the town even has two other important Romanesque churches (Saint-Pierre and Saint-Savinien). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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ivy_tinwe

Other impressions from Schloss Ottenstein. Dear friends will marry there tomorrow! #ottenstein #loweraustria #12thcentury #medieval #schloss #mittelalter

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ivy_tinwe

Gorgeous balcony at Schloss Ottenstein #balcony #castle #medieval #schloss #loweraustria #austria #12thcentury #green

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chicanoboy20

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hinduism____

#lingarajaTemple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva and is one of the oldest temples in  #Bhubaneswar, the capital of the East Indian state of #Odisha. The temple is the most prominent landmark of Bhubaneswar city and one of the major tourist attractions of the state. The Lingaraja temple is the largest temple in Bhubaneswar. The central tower of the temple is 180 ft (55 m) tall. The temple represents the quintessence of the Kalinga #architectureand culminating the medieval stages of the #architectural tradition at Bhubaneswar.The temple is believed to be built by the kings from the Somavamsi dynasty, with later additions from the Ganga rulers. The temple is built in the Deula style that has four components namely, vimana (structure containing the sanctum), jagamohana(assembly hall), natamandira (festival hall) and bhoga-mandapa (hall of offerings), each increasing in the height to its predecessor. The temple complex has 50 other shrines and is enclosed by a large compound wall. Bhubaneswar is called the Ekamra Kshetra as the deity of Lingaraja was originally under a mango tree (Ekamra) as noted in Ekamra Purana, a 13th-century Sanskrit treatise. The temple is active in worship practises, unlike most other temples in Bhubaneswar and Shiva is worshipped as Harihara, a combined form of Vishnu and Shiva. The temple has images of Vishnu, possibly because of the rising prominence of  #Jagannath sect emanating from the Ganga rulers who built the Jagannath Temple in  #Puri in the #12thcentury. Lingaraja temple is maintained by the Temple Trust Board and the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). The temple has an average of 6,000 visitors per day and receives lakhs of visitors during festivals. Shivaratri festival is the major festival celebrated in the temple and event during 2012 witnessed 200,000 visitors. #Picture source : #internet # #Hindu #lordshiva #temple #hinduism #peace #architecture #india #incredibles #amazing #om #yogi #yogini #mahadev #Shiva #Shiv #tourism #namaste #arch

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peters.e.james

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vaisakh.rajan

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ivy_tinwe

Tired, but that location! We're currently at Burg Ottenstein, preparing for a friend's wedding. #selfie #redhead #sitting #burgottenstein #burg #castle #loweraustria #austria #sitting #12thcentury

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ltcodnaumov

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friendlesschurches

Urishay Castle Chapel, a 12th century former chapel now preserved in part-ruin. Indeed this simple, peaceful building is the earliest purpose-built castle chapel in Herefordshire, and just beyond it is mound on which the motte-and-bailey castle was sited. The present castle is from the 17th century and takes the form of a ruin simply because someone took the roof off, rather than repair it, in 1921. #urishay #urishaychapel #chapel #urishaycastle #altar #castlechapel #12thcentury #ruin #roofless #herefordshire #churchcrawling #churchesoftheworld #peaceful #simple #motteandbailey #castle #floor #oldfloor #cracked #atmospheric #whitewash #internationaldayofpeace #buildingconservation #savingchurches

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kovlat

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ltcodnaumov

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jim_the_pilgrim

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josemendonca51

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peter_callas.romanesque

🏇Saint-Hilaire, Melle, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou, France ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ⓒ Peter Callas 2018. All Rights Reserved. This image may not be used, reposted or reproduced in any way without prior written permission from the copyright holder. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Saint-Hilaire in Melle, has one of the best-preserved of the so-called “Constantinian” or “Imperial” riders of western France. Sometimes interpreted as “victory of Constantine over the pagans”, this type of sculpture is widely believed to be ultimately derived from the still extant bronze equestrian figure of Marcus Aurelius now in the Capitoline Museums, Rome. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ During the middle ages this statue was mistaken as an image of the Emperor Constantine and, because of its original placement in front of the Lateran Palace, thought to embody the papacy’s close relationship with the first Christian emperors. There is some argument that the 12th-century revival of this image fits a (hypothetical) situation in which a description or a now missing folio of drawings of the Lateran sculpture had found its way to Aquitaine. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The motif is also found in sculptural form throughout Saintonge in nearby Aulnay (lost during the French Revolution - see my previous posts), Surgères, Parthenay and several other locations. The Imperial Rider is also found in northern Castile, Spain at Santa Maria del Camino in Carrion de los Condes. Many of these churches are on or near the Via Turonensis or on the French pilgrimage route of the Camino de Santiago de Compostella. In disseminating this image perhaps the papacy was, directly or indirectly, attempting to stamp its authority on the phenomenal and unruly popularity of pilgrimage in the 11th and 12th centuries. Saint-Hilaire was indeed designed to facilitate the attendance of large numbers of pilgrims. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The building underwent a major restoration campaign in the 19th century undertaken by Prosper Mérimée. The Imperial Rider at Melle mostly dates from a restitution of 1872, only the central part (part of the body of the horse and the right leg of the rider) is original. About the various restorations Mérimée claimed "it is difficult to distinguish the copies of the originals”. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

1

peter_callas.romanesque

🏇Saint-Hilaire, Melle, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou, France ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ⓒ Peter Callas 2018. All Rights Reserved. This image may not be used, reposted or reproduced in any way without prior written permission from the copyright holder. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Saint-Hilaire in Melle, has one of the best-preserved of the so-called “Constantinian” or “Imperial” riders of western France. Sometimes interpreted as “victory of Constantine over the pagans”, this type of sculpture is widely believed to be ultimately derived from the still extant bronze equestrian figure of Marcus Aurelius now in the Capitoline Museums, Rome. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ During the middle ages this statue was mistaken as an image of the Emperor Constantine and, because of its original placement in front of the Lateran Palace, thought to embody the papacy’s close relationship with the first Christian emperors. There is some argument that the 12th-century revival of this image fits a (hypothetical) situation in which a description or a now missing folio of drawings of the Lateran sculpture had found its way to Aquitaine. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The motif is also found in sculptural form throughout Saintonge in nearby Aulnay (lost during the French Revolution - see my previous posts), Surgères, Parthenay and several other locations. The Imperial Rider is also found in northern Castile, Spain at Santa Maria del Camino in Carrion de los Condes. Many of these churches are on or near the Via Turonensis or on the French pilgrimage route of the Camino de Santiago de Compostella. In disseminating this image perhaps the papacy was, directly or indirectly, attempting to stamp its authority on the phenomenal and unruly popularity of pilgrimage in the 11th and 12th centuries. Saint-Hilaire was indeed designed to facilitate the attendance of large numbers of pilgrims. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The building underwent a major restoration campaign in the 19th century undertaken by Prosper Mérimée. The Imperial Rider at Melle mostly dates from a restitution of 1872, only the central part (part of the body of the horse and the right leg of the rider) is original. About the various restorations Mérimée claimed "it is difficult to distinguish the copies of the originals”. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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peter_callas.romanesque

🏇Saint-Hilaire, Melle, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou, France ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ⓒ Peter Callas 2018. All Rights Reserved. This image may not be used, reposted or reproduced in any way without prior written permission from the copyright holder. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Saint-Hilaire in Melle, has one of the best-preserved of the so-called “Constantinian” or “Imperial” riders of western France. Sometimes interpreted as “victory of Constantine over the pagans”, this type of sculpture is widely believed to be ultimately derived from the still extant bronze equestrian figure of Marcus Aurelius now in the Capitoline Museums, Rome. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ During the middle ages this statue was mistaken as an image of the Emperor Constantine and, because of its original placement in front of the Lateran Palace, thought to embody the papacy’s close relationship with the first Christian emperors. There is some argument that the 12th-century revival of this image fits a (hypothetical) situation in which a description or a now missing folio of drawings of the Lateran sculpture had found its way to Aquitaine. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The motif is also found in sculptural form throughout Saintonge in nearby Aulnay (lost during the French Revolution - see my previous posts), Surgères, Parthenay and several other locations. The Imperial Rider is also found in northern Castile, Spain at Santa Maria del Camino in Carrion de los Condes. Many of these churches are on or near the Via Turonensis or on the French pilgrimage route of the Camino de Santiago de Compostella. In disseminating this image perhaps the papacy was, directly or indirectly, attempting to stamp its authority on the phenomenal and unruly popularity of pilgrimage in the 11th and 12th centuries. Saint-Hilaire was indeed designed to facilitate the attendance of large numbers of pilgrims. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The building underwent a major restoration campaign in the 19th century undertaken by Prosper Mérimée. The Imperial Rider at Melle mostly dates from a restitution of 1872, only the central part (part of the body of the horse and the right leg of the rider) is original. About the various restorations Mérimée claimed "it is difficult to distinguish the copies of the originals”. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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peter_callas.romanesque

🏇Saint-Hilaire, Melle, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou, France ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ⓒ Peter Callas 2018. All Rights Reserved. This image may not be used, reposted or reproduced in any way without prior written permission from the copyright holder. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Saint-Hilaire in Melle, has one of the best-preserved of the so-called “Constantinian” or “Imperial” riders of western France. Sometimes interpreted as “victory of Constantine over the pagans”, this type of sculpture is widely believed to be ultimately derived from the still extant bronze equestrian figure of Marcus Aurelius now in the Capitoline Museums, Rome. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ During the middle ages this statue was mistaken as an image of the Emperor Constantine and, because of its original placement in front of the Lateran Palace, thought to embody the papacy’s close relationship with the first Christian emperors. There is some argument that the 12th-century revival of this image fits a (hypothetical) situation in which a description or a now missing folio of drawings of the Lateran sculpture had found its way to Aquitaine. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The motif is also found in sculptural form throughout Saintonge in nearby Aulnay (lost during the French Revolution - see my previous posts), Surgères, Parthenay and several other locations. The Imperial Rider is also found in northern Castile, Spain at Santa Maria del Camino in Carrion de los Condes. Many of these churches are on or near the Via Turonensis or on the French pilgrimage route of the Camino de Santiago de Compostella. In disseminating this image perhaps the papacy was, directly or indirectly, attempting to stamp its authority on the phenomenal and unruly popularity of pilgrimage in the 11th and 12th centuries. Saint-Hilaire was indeed designed to facilitate the attendance of large numbers of pilgrims. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The building underwent a major restoration campaign in the 19th century undertaken by Prosper Mérimée. The Imperial Rider at Melle mostly dates from a restitution of 1872, only the central part (part of the body of the horse and the right leg of the rider) is original. About the various restorations Mérimée claimed "it is difficult to distinguish the copies of the originals”. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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peter_callas.romanesque

🏇Saint-Hilaire, Melle, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou, France ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ⓒ Peter Callas 2018. All Rights Reserved. This image may not be used, reposted or reproduced in any way without prior written permission from the copyright holder. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Saint-Hilaire in Melle, has one of the best-preserved of the so-called “Constantinian” or “Imperial” riders of western France. Sometimes interpreted as “victory of Constantine over the pagans”, this type of sculpture is widely believed to be ultimately derived from the still extant bronze equestrian figure of Marcus Aurelius now in the Capitoline Museums, Rome. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ During the middle ages this statue was mistaken as an image of the Emperor Constantine and, because of its original placement in front of the Lateran Palace, thought to embody the papacy’s close relationship with the first Christian emperors. There is some argument that the 12th-century revival of this image fits a (hypothetical) situation in which a description or a now missing folio of drawings of the Lateran sculpture had found its way to Aquitaine. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The motif is also found in sculptural form throughout Saintonge in nearby Aulnay (lost during the French Revolution - see my previous posts), Surgères, Parthenay and several other locations. The Imperial Rider is also found in northern Castile, Spain at Santa Maria del Camino in Carrion de los Condes. Many of these churches are on or near the Via Turonensis or on the French pilgrimage route of the Camino de Santiago de Compostella. In disseminating this image perhaps the papacy was, directly or indirectly, attempting to stamp its authority on the phenomenal and unruly popularity of pilgrimage in the 11th and 12th centuries. Saint-Hilaire was indeed designed to facilitate the attendance of large numbers of pilgrims. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The building underwent a major restoration campaign in the 19th century undertaken by Prosper Mérimée. The Imperial Rider at Melle mostly dates from a restitution of 1872, only the central part (part of the body of the horse and the right leg of the rider) is original. About the various restorations Mérimée claimed "it is difficult to distinguish the copies of the originals”. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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peter_callas.romanesque

🏇Saint-Hilaire, Melle, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou, France ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ⓒ Peter Callas 2018. All Rights Reserved. This image may not be used, reposted or reproduced in any way without prior written permission from the copyright holder. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Saint-Hilaire in Melle, has one of the best-preserved of the so-called “Constantinian” or “Imperial” riders of western France. Sometimes interpreted as “victory of Constantine over the pagans”, this type of sculpture is widely believed to be ultimately derived from the still extant bronze equestrian figure of Marcus Aurelius now in the Capitoline Museums, Rome. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ During the middle ages this statue was mistaken as an image of the Emperor Constantine and, because of its original placement in front of the Lateran Palace, thought to embody the papacy’s close relationship with the first Christian emperors. There is some argument that the 12th-century revival of this image fits a (hypothetical) situation in which a description or a now missing folio of drawings of the Lateran sculpture had found its way to Aquitaine. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The motif is also found in sculptural form throughout Saintonge in nearby Aulnay (lost during the French Revolution - see my previous posts), Surgères, Parthenay and several other locations. The Imperial Rider is also found in northern Castile, Spain at Santa Maria del Camino in Carrion de los Condes. Many of these churches are on or near the Via Turonensis or on the French pilgrimage route of the Camino de Santiago de Compostella. In disseminating this image perhaps the papacy was, directly or indirectly, attempting to stamp its authority on the phenomenal and unruly popularity of pilgrimage in the 11th and 12th centuries. Saint-Hilaire was indeed designed to facilitate the attendance of large numbers of pilgrims. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The building underwent a major restoration campaign in the 19th century undertaken by Prosper Mérimée. The Imperial Rider at Melle mostly dates from a restitution of 1872, only the central part (part of the body of the horse and the right leg of the rider) is original. About the various restorations Mérimée claimed "it is difficult to distinguish the copies of the originals”. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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saraajhasan

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