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Modern Green Man

Modern Green Man

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you can spot the green man everywhere you go... it's a nice wood carving but just not the same as the old stone ones....petersmile
Lisl: I agree about the new Green Men, Peter. Even the Victorian ones can't match the medieval ones
That is a handsome fellow.
Lisl: Very nicely carved, or he may be out of a mould
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 11 Dec 2014, 02:28
A green droll!

Lisl: So it is, Ray... I wonder if the medieval ones ever got painted - I have never seen any trace of paint, though you sometimes see traces on the other stonework
The Green Man seems to be everywhere Lisl! Great capture.
Lisl: I don't normally like the modern ones, but this one appealed, Richard
  • Chris
  • England
  • 11 Dec 2014, 06:03
A delight he is too Lisl
Lisl: Not bad for a modern one - I liked the little lead covering protecting him - it was similar to the decorative lead on St. Arilda's Church
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: Where the sun rises first in England
  • 11 Dec 2014, 10:38
better than the incredible hulk ... by a long way.
Lisl: Much!
Love it! The lead flashing is a good idea that I am pleased to have learned.
perfect for a salad bar, Lisl uff how silly my comment
Lisl: He does look a bit like a lettuce. I was looking at ornamentation over Georgian doors in Bath yesterday - they looked like cabbages!
funny man too
Lisl: He has a long history, Chantal
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Dec 2014, 11:59
Great capture.

I agree with Peter about the old stone ones
Lisl: The old ones have an odd "presence", Anne
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 11 Dec 2014, 12:06
a fine observation! Does he stick out his tongue? I saw some modern Green Men in England.
Lisl: He does. Faces that put out their tongues (with no greenery) are called Tongue Pullers, Philine
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Dec 2014, 12:29
I'd never heard of Green Men (well, not this sort)) before until I met Chris. I like the lines causesd by the grain of timber and the lead scrolls.
Lisl: Chris and I had a project to find all the Green Men in Somerset. It has fallen by the wayside for a bit, but we have a portfolio of over 70
Not the sort of place one would expect to find one of these.
Lisl: Not very good ones seem to be turning up all over the place, but this is quite a nice example
What sort of building was it Lisl? He makes a very good decoration
Lisl: This is a garden shed, Janet - perhaps put there for protection?
Fertility in the garden shed?
Lisl: And why not - with all that potting going on
Someone made a nice job of this, Elisabeth, as you did of taking it.
Lisl: Thank you, Frank - the artist's is the better part
He's quite cheeky looking, Lisl. Love his sticking out tongue.
Lisl: Better than some "tongue pullers", eh?
Oh I really like him!! Nice clear image of him, Lisl!
Lisl: Thank you - he is mush less stressed than most of the medieval stone GMs
All puckered up and ready to blow, Lisl? grin What a fine young man he is.
Lisl: A great green fertility figure, Ginnie
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 12 Dec 2014, 11:08
Being modern one brings about modern comforts, like a cool little shade roof.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Dec 2014, 20:41
He is a rather bright green!
brilliant shot. i love the exposure and the symmetry of this shot
intéressante couleurs
Nicely faded...

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