Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Behind the green door

Many people have read the Dan Brown books. In his book, 'The Da Vinci Code' he talks of finding the 'keystone'.

Silas knew the information he had gleaned from his victims would come as a shock. "Teacher, all four confirmed the existence of the clef de voƻte . . . the legendary keystone."

In architecture, a keystone is the stone at the top of an arch. It is the supporting element for the entire arch— without it the arch would collapse (in a cathedral dome the keystone holds the intersecting ribs).

In the first picture you can see a generic "true" stone arch above the door- the centre block being the 'keystone'.

I just love the colours and textures of this old place.








14 comments:

PEA said...

Oh Horizon, what a fascinating place that farm is! It really does look like being in another era from days gone by. Speaking of the DaVinci Code, I haven't seen it yet but think I will go rent the DVD for this coming weekend!! xox

Lorraine said...

Yes please. I'd like to live there, too. It's like something out of a story book.

Pamela said...

The old stone cottage has so much rustic charm! I love it! Your photos are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing about the keystone! :)

Pretty Lady said...

I love the pictures and the information, I read some of the books and of course The Da Vinci code and at the time maybe I did what it was but thank you for refreshing my memory.
Thank you for your kind wishes, I am doing much better.

Tammy said...

Wonderful pictures...I feel like I've stepped back in time like in the "books"...
:-D

Gwen said...

Hi Horizon..
Loved your pictures,the farm and its surrounds are so inviting.
Also thanks for your visit while I wass off.

smileymamaT said...

Did you take those? Oh my goodness, those photos are beautiful to the point of emotion...I am going back now to read more of your blog!
-T

Susie said...

What beautiful photos. I have yet to see the DaVinci code. (we have it, I just haven't watched it)
You have such an eye for photography.
xoxo

Anonymous said...

CRUNCHY!

Hillside Garden said...

Wonderful place! The photos are realy great!

Sigrun

CJ said...

What wonderful, evocative pictures! I can smell the air and those chickens look like they were supplied by Central Casting - absolutely perfect :D

Kerri said...

This farm looks like something from a James Herriot book. It's absolutely....well, picturesque, for want of a better word. Gorgeous pictures, with the green doors, and the chickens, and the old walls, and....on and on. Just beautiful. Thank you!

Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

The colours of that old door and the surrounding ones look amazing together!

tea
xo

Betty said...

Your pictures are really great!
I always enjoy seeing where you are taking us.....
I have an upcoming post about the chickens that roam in a nearby town and they are the tourist attraction for the town......

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