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Shell Cottage today stands as a focal point in the informal gardens, south of Adlington Hall, this site has a long history and records show that in 1727 six hot beds were built. This is a very early use of glass frames and shows Adlington had a sophisticated garden from at least the early 18th [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Jul 28th 2018

This mid 15th century carving shows the Virgin being taught to read by her mother. It is carved from Derbyshire stone and retains some of its original paint. *

*from a signboard next to the carving

2 Comments CherryPie on Jun 25th 2018

Limestone statues from St. Mary’s Abbey, York; Moses, Unknow Apostle, St. James and St. John the Evangelist.

These larger than life statues were placed above the west entrance to the abbey church at St. Mary’s to awe and inspire visitors. Beautifully crafted and painted they are the finest surviving example of eleventh century sculpture in the [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on May 7th 2018

As mentioned in my previous post this is the Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach gallery displayed in the former refectory in San Giacomo Carthusian Monastery.

Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach (Hadamar 1851 – Capri, 1913)
The painter Karl Wilheim Diefenbach, born in Hadmar on February 21st 1851, came to Capri in the early 20th century in an attempt to escape frequent [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Apr 24th 2018

6 Comments CherryPie on Apr 12th 2018

The culmination of all the drama of Holy Week. On Easter Sunday (appropriately known as Resurrection Sunday), Jesus rose from the dead and, in the days to come, appeared to his astonished followers to tell them the good news: the power of sin and death was broken, and all who believed could find forgiveness and [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Apr 1st 2018

On the very eventful Good Friday, Jesus was betrayed by his disciple Judas and arrested, then hauled before several different authorities—first the Jewish religious leaders, then the Roman governor Pontius Pilate. Sentenced to death, Jesus was crucified alongside two criminals. Upon his death, he was buried in a nearby tomb.
Matthew 26:14-27:66 New International Version (NIV)
The [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Mar 30th 2018

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