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Meant to have this done by Chinese new year...



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Really interesting - what is it?

5 Feb, 2012

 

He is a bit of stonework on one of our buildings in Manchester Sheilar..Unusually they are at eye level and not sat at the top of the building...One has been vandalised recently, poss in the riot that went on.

5 Feb, 2012

 

Oh, as I said, it's really interesting!

5 Feb, 2012

 

Oh, that's really nice!

6 Feb, 2012

 

A beauty.

6 Feb, 2012

 

Beautiful masonic work. Strange that it has just one head, as in Easter European historical building dragons usually had 3 or more heads.
As you said it was at the eye level and has just one head, isnĀ“t it symbol of the watcher?
Evidently, number of heads is not a heritable feature, lol.

6 Feb, 2012

 

Maybe the watcher Katarina..It is on a Magistrates Court Building. There are quite a few of them, they all have similar faces but some look more like dogs. All of them have these leaves that on some appear to be Ginkgo.

6 Feb, 2012

 

I think this shape of leaf was used in the Gothic quite often. How old is the Magistrates Court Building?

6 Feb, 2012

 

Have a look on Art Nouveau and Ginkgo leaves http://kwanten.home.xs4all.nl/prague.htm

6 Feb, 2012

 

Not very old The architect was Thomas Worthington. It was built 1867-73.

6 Feb, 2012

 

are there any sources on what was on that place before?

6 Feb, 2012



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