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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Carve it up

Shot with Olympus E510
And today's word is "Tympanum" - the fiddly carved bit in the arch of a church doorway. I found this one on the French Protestant Church in London's Soho Square. Although the church has been over 400 years in London, this building dates from the turn of the century, and the carving from the 1950's. And before you say "French? Protestants???" These were the Huguenots who came to London fleeing persecution in France in the 16th & 17th centuries. The carving depicts the Charter of Edward VI in 1550 that allowed them to establish their church.

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