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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewtal View Post
    Is there an inch of this site that you didn't photograph!? Nice work, absolutely superb stuff!
    lol...yes there is Brewtal! There's about 3 or 4 rather interesting buildings I haven't seen...hmmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeymutt View Post
    You got some beautiful shots there p.v and saw a lot more than I did..and did you really move that leaf to the middle of the tile.what would you be like with the axes.but I remember bumping into you at the sewing house all them yrs ago when I had just started.and you were doing a shot outside and you kept moving little things.i had shot all downstairs and you were still doing the same shot.lol.but to be honest you were the first explorer I had met and you inspired me to do better take more time and learn.not long after that I got a better camera.so it's your fault ha ha..really enjoyed that post thanks
    Thanks Mikey! That's a truly lovely thing to hear! I've been blamed for a few things over the years lol some I have done, some I've got away with and others well it wasn't me ...but I feel honoured if it's my fault that something positive came out of our chance meeting In my defence though, that morning at the sewing machinists (I had got there too late so it was sewing machineless) I remember the morning sun wasn't a nice soft glow but a harsh bright glare and it was f00kin wiv me light meter hence faffing about even more than usual, oh do believe me...oh and yes sadly I did move that leaf
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    Brilliant set of images prettyvacant. As for the chipped noses - Did you only see the damage on carvings of just heads, or was similar damage seen on full length and head and shoulder carvings? Damage like this is very common on carvings of just heads because they tend to be top heavy and can easily be pushed over. If you examine your photographs one can plainly see damage also to the male's collar tips and the ends of the female's 'headscarf' at neck level, this to me is an indication that these heads have been knocked over at some point in the past and unfortunately this type of marble is very prone to chipping/breakage (my late Uncle was a very good Monumental Mason).

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    Now that is a bit good PV, I believe you're right in thinking that it got knocked about during the reformation a favorite pastime was shooting the noses off of statuary,. Damned good shooting considering what they had to use, beautiful photographs, I Loved It, Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirus_Strictus View Post
    Brilliant set of images prettyvacant. As for the chipped noses - Did you only see the damage on carvings of just heads, or was similar damage seen on full length and head and shoulder carvings? Damage like this is very common on carvings of just heads because they tend to be top heavy and can easily be pushed over. If you examine your photographs one can plainly see damage also to the male's collar tips and the ends of the female's 'headscarf' at neck level, this to me is an indication that these heads have been knocked over at some point in the past and unfortunately this type of marble is very prone to chipping/breakage (my late Uncle was a very good Monumental Mason).
    How intriguing thanks for that DS...I was thinking Reformation stuff going on but there could be another reason too.
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