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At the end of the picturesque terrace stands the Temple of Ceres, goddess of the Harvests. The pavilion marks the entrance to the Terrace of Infinity. On account of its location the Terrace of Infinity has earned the title of ‘the Doorway of the Sun’.*

You will have to wait until my next post for my [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Feb 9th 2018

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Banbury Cross

Banbury Cross
In the middle ages three crosses stood in different locations around the town. All three, The White Cross in West Bar, The Bread Cross near Butchers Row and High Street and finally The High or Market Cross in Cornhill were destroyed by puritans at the star of the 1600’s. The puritans disliked religious imagery [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Mar 24th 2017

The church was built in the 1840s to a neo-Gothic design by architect August Welby Pugin, famous for his work on the Houses of Parliament in Westminster. It was paid for by halfpenny donations from the poorest community of immigrants on Tyneside, and was enhanced in the following decades by bequests from the Dunn family [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Nov 7th 2015

Strolling along the River Dilje on our way back to Hotel Klooster I noticed the side view of this rather striking statue. The statue caught my eye because it was set off by the neighboring tree trunk which to me presents a similar profile and this intrigued me.

When I moved round to the [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Jul 22nd 2015

During the middle ages, jesters had to liven up things. They were often either deformed (e.g. a lump), small of posture, and had a big mouth and ears. Paep Thoon, who lived in Leuven during the 15th century (1430-1487), was such a character. He was an organist at the fraternity of the Holy Sacrament at [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Jul 21st 2015

Previously referred to as the ’roundabout’, in 2012 the Roundel was restored and turned into a beautiful water feature.
The late 1890s and early 1900s saw the Roundel at its finest, but the 21st century saw this garden feature in need of restoration and rejuvenation. In early 2012, the 11th Duke of Malborough, with the generous [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Jun 6th 2015

This sundial is in the style of one commissioned by William III. It represents Africa, one of the four continents known at the time. The figure depicts a Moor, not a slave, and he has knelt here since before 1750.*

*Information from a signboard next to the statue.

4 Comments CherryPie on Feb 27th 2015

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