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Here be dragons

Ok, admittedly, it’s just one dragon viewed from different angles. But of all the works of art I saw during a recent two-week trip through Spain and Portugal this historiated corbel was definitely one of my favourites and, in a loose way, … Continue reading

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Stones & Paint & Stucco

At some point this summer, I seriously considered writing a post that simply read: “Don’t expect to hear from me again until Christmas”. This was based on an assessment of my autumn workload which may have been slightly exaggerated but, … Continue reading

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News from the Blogosphere

Now, the first piece of news (in case you have been wondering) is: I aten’t dead! One wouldn’t be amiss, however, to describe my current state as zombie-like, what with me working way too much and sleeping far too little in the past … Continue reading

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Schallaburg Castle

This past weekend I went to see an exhibition on medieval Byzantium which was held at  Schallaburg Castle, located approximately an hour’s drive west of Vienna. As interesting as the exhibition was, I was even more intrigued by the castle … Continue reading

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Seckau Abbey, or Another Stop on the Romanesque Trail

Remember how, back in August, I was so infatuated with the amazing photos of Romanesque architecture on the Via Lucis Photography blog that I just had to go and look at some actual Romanesque buildings myself? As you probably recall, … Continue reading

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Bad Deutsch Altenburg – The Sequel

As promised at the end of my previous post, here’s the magnificent parish church right next to the cemetery chapel in Bad Deutsch Altenburg: I should point out perhaps that in the above photo the cemetery chapel looks disproportionately large … Continue reading

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What a Difference a Porch Makes! (Romanesque Edition)

I’ve recently stumbled upon some cool ‘new’ blogs dedicated to the Middle Ages in general and to medieval art in particular. When I say ‘new’, what I actually mean is ‘new to me‘ since most of them have been in … Continue reading

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