Sunday, January 25, 2009

SOOC Sunday



Jan hosts this meme in which you must post a photo that hasn't been edited in any way.

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In architecture a corbel (or console) is a piece of stone (the ones above are wood) jutting out of a wall to carry any superincumbent weight. A piece of timber projecting in the same way was called a "tassel" or a "bragger". The technique of corbelling, where rows of corbels deeply keyed inside a wall support a projecting wall or parapet, has been used since Neolithic times. Corbels can also be called brackets. These on this building in the village of Whitestone are quite plain.

This shot came right out of my new point-and-shoot digital camera, Canon SX110 IS. I used my 10x zoom from street level.

Go over and visit Jan at Murrieta365 to see other participants.

maryt/theteach

11 comments:

Jan said...

Mary, great capture, I really like the viewing angle. I like the history lesson, too.

Paz said...

Love this architecture and shot. Now I know the name. Thanks, Teach! ;-)

Paz

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Isn't the detailing on the building magnificent?!

Lily Hydrangea said...

i love these types of building details, great shot!

splummer said...

Hi Mary,
I really like your photo! They don't look plain to me! Beautiful! Have a great day!!

Sherrie

Dianne said...

I love how you always explain your shot :)

kden said...

Great history lesson. I like the close up detail; doesn't seem plain to me. I would love to see more.

Julie said...

Beautiful, love that style

TJLoop85 said...
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TJLoop85 said...

Really great picture. The angle really help to accentuate the row of corbels hanging from the roof.

maryt/theteach said...

Thanks TJ... Couldn't find your blog. :(

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