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Advent Calendar – Door 21: The Churchyard Gate in Bunge

Bertil Berthelson, The Churchyard Gate in Bunge, 1941 Swedish National Heritage Board (Public Domain) When I first saw this photo, its almost poetic simplicity immediately appealed to me: There’s an empty lawn, a rough stone wall cutting across it, a … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar – Door 20: The Portal Reial in Poblet

The Portal Reial, Monestir de Poblet via Wikimedia Commons, by PMRMaeyaert (CC BY-SA) If Monday’s post was about photography’s artistic possibilities, today’s is all about its documentary capibilities. What you see in the above (and in the following) pictures may … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar – Door 19: The entrance of Rosslyn Chapel

Rosslyn Chapel, litograph by T. Picken after D. Roberts from: J. P. Lawson, Scotland Delineated in a Series of Views by Clarkson Stanfield, London 1847-1854; Corson Collection, University of Edinburgh (CC BY) This is the title page of Scotland Delineated, … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar – Door 17: St. John’s Gate in Clerkenwell

St. John’s Gate in Clerkenwell from: William Hickman Smith Aubrey, The National and Domestic History of England, London 1867; The British Library, London (Public Domain) St. John’s Gate in Clerkenwell, London, was built in 1504 as one of the entrances … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar – Door 14: The sacristy door in Vorau

Unknown photographer, The Church in Vorau (early 20th century?) Architekturmuseum der TU Berlin in der Universitätsbibliothek (CC BY-NC-SA) I was pleasantly surprised when I stumbled upon this old photo in the Europeana Collections. It shows the 15th-century sacristy door in … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar – Door 12: The Frari

Fratelli Alinari, The Main Gate of the Frari Church in Venice Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg (CC0) The main gate of one of my favourite buildings, the Frari church in Venice, or, to give its full name, the Basilica … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar – Door 11: Welcome to the Jamboree

Holger Damgaard, A Gate at the Second World Scout Jamboree in Ermelunden, 1924 National Library of Denmark, Copenhagen (CC BY-NC-ND) Let’s stay in Denmark for now, more precisely in Ermelunden, just outside of Copenhagen. It was here that in August … Continue reading

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