Fabulous Arab Doorway - Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia
An absolutely fabulous Arab Doorway in the port town of Sidi Bou Said Tunisia, with a pair of knockers for the main decorated wooden doors (for ease of knocking when on a camel or on horseback?) and an additional knocker for the smaller inset door, being rapped by a visitor, keen to gain entrance. If the wonders beyond match the ornate glories of the door, then one can appreciate his keenness to gain admittance. Date: circa 1910s
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
Luttik Oudorp (House with the shovels) The Netherlands
Alkmaar Luttik Oudorp (House with the shovels) commercial building with rich stepped gable. Use of natural stone in the form of water frames, blocks, strips. An arched attic hatch in rectangular frame; shuttered windows paired with sidelights also hung shutters. Ornamental Anchors. Storefronts with shutters and awning; parapet in the above decorative masonry.
© The Roseries Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library
Charlemagne visiting the construction works of Aix la Chapel
Charlemagne (742-814). King of the Franks (768-814,) the Lombards (774-814) and emperor of the Romans (800-814). Charlemagne visiting the construction works of Aix la Chapelle, in 796. Miniature of 'Chronicles of France', 1494.
© Thaliastock / Mary Evans
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