E.J.Wilkins

13 May 2007 1,091 views
 
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√Čvora


√Čvora Cathedral

On the steps leading into the Cathedral at √Čvora are a number of little carvings, almost like mediaeval graffitti. I don't know what any of them mean, but I think they might be StoneMason's marks.

Some of these carvings are on the horizontal surface of the stones, others are on the vertical face of the steps. The one on the lower right here is quite big, which is why I left the hint of a pair of feet in, to give an idea of scale.

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The historic centre of √Čvora is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site

√Čvora


√Čvora Cathedral

On the steps leading into the Cathedral at √Čvora are a number of little carvings, almost like mediaeval graffitti. I don't know what any of them mean, but I think they might be StoneMason's marks.

Some of these carvings are on the horizontal surface of the stones, others are on the vertical face of the steps. The one on the lower right here is quite big, which is why I left the hint of a pair of feet in, to give an idea of scale.

.....

The historic centre of √Čvora is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site

comments (15)

Excellent. Good education here.
EJWilkins: Thanks, although the education might have been better if I'd known something about these carvings wink
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 13 May 2007, 02:12
Nice idea, Ellie...interesting to look at and read about. I like the obvious care you have taken to crop and present the shots. Makes me curious to know more.
EJWilkins: Thanks Ray, perhaps now there's online somebody will turn up and tell me more about them and what they might mean.
Wow ! Wow! Me gusta, me gusta y me gusta... Me han gustado las texturas de las rocas, los detalles y las luces. La presentación de la serie, perfecta. smile

Wow! Wow! I like, I like and I like... I have liked the textures of rocks, the details and the lights. The presentation of the series, perfect. smile
EJWilkins: Thank you very much Jose.
I was fascinated by these little carvings, I wonder if anybody knows what they might mean?
Gracias mucho Jose. ¬ŅEstas peque√Īas tallas me fascin√©, yo me pregunto si cualquiera sabe lo que √©l puede ser que signifique?
I think these visible links with the past are absolutely fascinating. Thanks for sharing them. All the best, Dave
EJWilkins: Thanks Dave, it's immensely frustrating not to know the significance. I hope somebody will stumble upon this picture and give me a clue.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 13 May 2007, 13:58
Since my educational background is in linguistics, Ellie, stuff like this totally fascinates me! I find myself reaching out to traces these "hieroglyphs" with my finger.

The way you have put together this collage is so simple but powerful. I really like how you've done it! Bravissimo!! smile
EJWilkins: Thanks Ginnie smile they intrigued us. I'm sure if we'd looked a lot more closely elsewhere in the buildings we would have found more of them.
Liking the idea here Ellie, wow ... It's amazing what yo learn from taking pics. and being on a community like SC .. love it!smile
EJWilkins: I learn things every day from looking at other people's pictures, and my own little world is richer for it. Thanks smile
  • Saratu
  • aberdeen
  • 13 May 2007, 18:23
Cool...
EJWilkins: Thanks smile
  • Les Auld
  • Southport UK
  • 13 May 2007, 20:05
Nice presentation, looks good. From my limited experience they look too complicated for Stonemasons marks but no real idea what they could be.
EJWilkins: Do you think so? They're a real mystery then, I wonder what they might be?
Very nice and interresting collage ! I love it !
EJWilkins: Thanks Zeb smile
Interesting to see and interesting thinking of the time it must have taken to make these carvings......
EJWilkins: That crossed our minds too Aksel, which makes them more than casual carvings or graffiti. They must have some sort of meaning.
As you may have noticed in past photos, I surround myself with lots of stone. I love this very much.
EJWilkins: Thanks Mary, that's made my day smile
Perhaps they're a secret code Ellie, hmmmm! Nice presentation smile
EJWilkins: They could be absolutely anything couldn't they Chris, makes you think! wink
Somebody should write a novel where these supply the solution to some riddle. This is interesting. Thanks for sharing!
EJWilkins: What's the betting somebody's already thinking of doing just that? wink
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 15 May 2007, 16:02
lovely collection of details ellie. is this something to do with the davinci code. i think i am one of the only people that hasn't read that book or seen the movie
Think you're right about masons marks, Ellie. They can be found in many old churches, cathedrals, etc. They're intriguing & well presented here!

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