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Saxon Architecture

St. Laurence, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire

Saxon Architecture

St. Laurence, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire

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I like this bit of detail you've chosen to focus on, Lisl! The stone work is lovely!
Lisl: And in such good condition for its age, thank you
Still looking good too....
Lisl: It's a very special building
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 13 Aug 2018, 04:18
the doorway, or window seems very small in comparison to what the structures feels like from this one frame
Lisl: They were concerned that the structure would fall down if the size if the apertures should be increased
Writ in stone! It's to stare at, Lisl.
Lisl: It is such a fine, and almost unique, building
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 13 Aug 2018, 06:17
We were there, I remember your hints to Saxon architecture.
Lisl: Yes - I have a picture of you taken there, Philine
  • Astrid
  • Nederland
  • 13 Aug 2018, 06:22
I am always impressed by how they were able to do all this with the limited tools they had back then and come up with such a beauty, Lisl. I love those "arches".
Lisl: I do agree, Astrid. The arches there are called "blind arcading"
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 13 Aug 2018, 06:39
Quite unique isn't it Lisl, but to my mind lacking atmosphere
Lisl: Not sure I agree there, Chris
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 13 Aug 2018, 07:39
I did not recognise this church although I have been here many times Lisl.
Lisl: That's just because it is a detail, Chad
I remember this fine and very rare building.
Lisl: It's an amazing survival, Bill
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Aug 2018, 07:58
I like the detail here but especially the colours and texture.
Lisl: The light was just right on the ancient stones, Alan
wow, I love seeing this old architecture still standing. Nice job!
Lisl: One of the very few extant Saxon Churches in the country, Rob
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 13 Aug 2018, 08:16
belle architecture
JP
Lisl: Isn't it superb?
It is amazing decorative touches remain intact like the small diamond bottom left.
Lisl: It is possible that this is a later graffiti
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 13 Aug 2018, 12:08
The part you chose, makes a great picture.
Lisl: Thank you, Louis
We have a church near us with some Saxon parts still in situ, they were built to last.
I have a problem with my SC blog at the moment, apologies if I appear to be a bit aloof with replies etc., hopefully it will be sorted soon.
Lisl: How annoying for you, Brian
The stone masons knew what they were doing.
Lisl: They certainly did - to look as good as this after 12 Centuries
great image of wonderful masonry Lisl....petersmile
Lisl: Thank you very much, Peter
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Aug 2018, 02:02
I like your framing of the stonework.
Lisl: Thank you, Cherie - it has a fascinating exterior
  • Ayush Basu
  • Venlo, Netherlands
  • 15 Aug 2018, 10:56
no easy feat, lifting and positioning those stone blocks, Lisl.
Lisl: You are so right - the Saxons used such big blocks of stone
It really is such beautiful workmanship.
Lisl: It is a most unusual building
Very nice lines...
Lisl: It's a very special building, Larry

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