Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Between Posts - London Covent Garden

DSC06992 Covent Garden

DSC07027 United Kingdom Coat of Arms

Bas Relief of the Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom carved between the pillar posts of Covent Garden in London, England


26 comments:

maggie said...

I wonder how they make the Bas Relief- do they stamp it some how?

Vagabonde said...

I like Covent Garden very much, and all the little streets and restaurants in that area. Whenever I am in London I always try to go there, but I had not seen that bas relief. The picture is very clear.

Chesney said...

What an intricate and cool design...I really love the depth you created in the first image...just beautiful!

luluvillage said...

Always amazed me- a unicorn, albeit chained, on the UK's coat of arms!

Relyn said...

It's so rich and detailed that it almost looks like embroidery on linen, don't you think?

Fotobloggen 2010 said...

You got some great posts from London in different angles and places than the regular ones, great photos all over in this blog!

thanks for commenting on mine :-)

michael said...

Wonderfully sharp photo of the coat of arms. It invites me to stay and study for a bit.

Kala said...

Beautiful detail in the Bas Relief image.

Ginnie said...

I've been there, DB, but I do NOT remember this bas relief. It's palpable. I want to trace my fingers all around it, like a blind person. :)

margie said...

beautiful detail.

jeannette said...

We were in London and staying with friends in the South of England a few years ago, but had not digital camera yet - all the opportunities I missed for good pics!
Have fun!

lisaschaos said...

Such intricate details! Love the lion and unicorn. :0)

rochambeau said...

Nice Bas Relief!! Thanks you! I adore heraldry! How's it going DutchB?
Hope your Sunday is good. When are you heading back to NO. Are you there now? Did they finish your kitchen?

xox
C

dutchbaby said...

Dear maggie,
That is an excellent question and I do not have an answer. Knowing how ultra-talented those British craftsmen are, I wouldn't be surprised if this was hand-carved.

dutchbaby said...

Dear Vagabonde,
I spent the morning at Covent Garden and enjoyed every minute of it. I love the little stalls with antique goods here.

Thank you for commenting on my clear picture. I have to give credit to my incredible point-and-shoot Sony Cybershot. I took my daughter's Canon Rebel to Norway and had a lot of trouble getting crystal-clear photos.

dutchbaby said...

Dear Chesney,
I love the intricacy of the design too. Thank you for noticing the composition of the first photo.

dutchbaby said...

Dear luluvillage,
It does make you wonder how a unicorn came to be on this coat of arms.

dutchbaby said...

Dear Relyn,
Yes, or even a huge slab of white chocolate!

dutchbaby said...

Dear Fotobloggen 2010,
Thank you for your kind words and welcome to Dutchbaby!

dutchbaby said...

Dear michael,
Thank you! I'm in awe of the photo you posted today of the boat in the still water. Welcome to Dutchbaby!

dutchbaby said...

Dear Kala,
I was quite taken by it when I saw it. I was happy that my zoom lens was able to capture the intricacy of the carving.

dutchbaby said...

Dear Ginnie,
Me too! Or maybe take a giant piece of paper and create a rubbing of it.

dutchbaby said...

Dear margie,
I was trying to count how many lions are in this image. I think I count nine.

dutchbaby said...

Dear jeannette,
You'll just have to return! How lucky that you have friends in the South of England!

dutchbaby said...

Dear lisaschaos,
I just read that the chained unicorn symbolizes Scotland. A free unicorn is deemed to be a very dangerous beast.

dutchbaby said...

Dear rochambeau,
I love heraldry also and am drawn to photographing it.

It is going great; I'm happy to finally catch up on my blogging (only two weeks behind with this comment!).

I returned from a long weekend in NOLA late Monday night. We worked hard moving my daughter into her dorm room in the hot humidity, but we also had so many splendid meals with friends and family.

I hope the kitchen will be done soon. My contractor is returning from Eastern Europe in a few days. Thanks for asking.

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