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The Black Friar pub, London EC4 - Art Nouveau interior - Window
The Black Friar at 174 Queen Victoria Street, EC4 is a narrow ‘flat-iron’ wedge shaped pub, built in 1875 near the site of a thirteenth century Dominican Priory. A masterpiece of Art-Nouveau styling and the only pub of it’s type in London, it was saved from the 1960s bulldozers only by an outcry led by Sir John Betjeman, who later became the Poet Laureate. The outside was decorated by Royal Academy sculpror Henry Poole (1873-1928) in 1903 and the pub’s name is proudly displayed in mosaic tiles. Though unusual and pleasing, the exterior does not prepare you for the extraordinary interior. The ground floor interior was remodelled in 1905 by H. Fuller Clark, using multi-coloured marble, mosaics, bronze reliefs of jolly-looking monks, and decorative touches such as the elaborate fire-basket with goblin ends. Above the fireplace, a large bas-relief bronze depicts frolicking friars singing carols and playing instruments. Another called ‘Saturday Afternoon’ shows them gathering grapes and harvesting apples. More monks are collecting fish and eels for their meatless days, while one is just about to boil an egg! Three low arches lead into a smaller bar, added after the First World War. Below a beautiful arched mosaic ceiling, are mottos of wisdom, such as, ‘finery is foolery’ and ‘don’t advertise, tell a gossip’ together with .’haste is slow’ and ‘industry is all’. Even the light fittings are carved wooden monks carrying yokes on their shoulders, from which the lights hang. The Black Friar’s interior is literally a work of art. It was begun in 1904, with sculptors Nathaniel Hitch, Frederick T. Callcott and Henry Poole contributing to its glory.
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The Black Friar pub, London EC4 - Art Nouveau interior - Window

The Black Friar at 174 Queen Victoria Street, EC4 is a narrow ‘flat-iron’ wedge shaped pub, built in 1875 near the site of a thirteenth century Dominican Priory. A masterpiece of Art-Nouveau styling and the only pub of it’s type in London, it was saved from the 1960s bulldozers only by an outcry led by Sir John Betjeman, who later became the Poet Laureate.

The outside was decorated by Royal Academy sculpror Henry Poole (1873-1928) in 1903 and the pub’s name is proudly displayed in mosaic tiles. Though unusual and pleasing, the exterior does not prepare you for the extraordinary interior. The ground floor interior was remodelled in 1905 by H. Fuller Clark, using multi-coloured marble, mosaics, bronze reliefs of jolly-looking monks, and decorative touches such as the elaborate fire-basket with goblin ends. Above the fireplace, a large bas-relief bronze depicts frolicking friars singing carols and playing instruments. Another called ‘Saturday Afternoon’ shows them gathering grapes and harvesting apples. More monks are collecting fish and eels for their meatless days, while one is just about to boil an egg!

Three low arches lead into a smaller bar, added after the First World War. Below a beautiful arched mosaic ceiling, are mottos of wisdom, such as, ‘finery is foolery’ and ‘don’t advertise, tell a gossip’ together with .’haste is slow’ and ‘industry is all’.
Even the light fittings are carved wooden monks carrying yokes on their shoulders, from which the lights hang.

The Black Friar’s interior is literally a work of art. It was begun in 1904, with sculptors Nathaniel Hitch, Frederick T. Callcott and Henry Poole contributing to its glory.

(by garethr1)

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glass | Travis Weber

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glass | Travis Weber

gothiccharmschool:

Here. Red Panda breaktime. 

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september-eighteen:

This gives me life

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farmerlauren:

september-eighteen:

This gives me life

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Weather Vane - travel photo image credit:  cablezombie's Dad

Weather Vane - travel photo image credit:  cablezombie's Dad

morebeautyinthedetails:

Located in India’s Thar Desert in Rajasthan, the “Golden City” of Jaisalmer gets its colour from buildings made of yellow sandstone.

morebeautyinthedetails:

Located in India’s Thar Desert in Rajasthan, the “Golden City” of Jaisalmer gets its colour from buildings made of yellow sandstone.

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leslieseuffert:

Shay Kun (b. 1974, Israel) Back To Tears Drop Series, 2012

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We have these two oak trees in our back yard.  They have been a source of some issues, being planted so close to the patio, cutting off our decently sized yard.  Second, towards late-mid, to the end of summer the neighborhood squirrels all come to try to strip the tree of acorns.  Rather than wait for them to fall, they climb out on the branches and gnaw all the tips off.  Then they scurry down and pick the acorns off the fallen branches, but leave behind a mess of leaves and branches.  It looks like autumn is in full force, but with green leaves, only under two trees, and in August.  

I just recently came to notice though, a bonus of having to clean up this mess, that in the wee hours of the night and early sunrise hours, the neighborhood deer come to feast on this leaf buffet.

It’s quite a site to see just out the kitchen window.  I couldn’t snap really good pics as they are soooo alert and quick.

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mymodernmet:

In 2011, Dutch photographer Charlotte Dumas embarked on a quest to locate the last surviving 9/11 search and rescue dogs who had worked so tirelessly ten years earlier. Retrieved is a collection of their portraits, a moving tribute to these heroic dogs and their handlers.

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