Ysilme (ysilme) wrote in photo_scavenger,
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Wall

(Warning: architectural prompts are always dangerous with art historians, they might result in a lot of picspam... *ggg* )

This is how a wall might look after seven centuries of exposure to environmental impact:


Originally, it would have looked like the wall on the left side here: this is the courtyard side of the same castle, after and before renovation.


And both are details of 14th-century Château de Saumur in the Loire Valley:


Here is a collection of all kinds of typical wall decoratoins of 13th an d14th cenutry French architecture, at Château de Blois:

My particular favourite is the porcupine as heraldic animal.

The indoor wall decorations of the period weren't that bad either: details of a tapestry depicting hunting scenes... some happy dogs! :o)
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