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Background imageStonework Collection: Fabulous Arab Doorway - Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia

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)

Background imageStonework Collection: Ruins of the Wiracocha Temple at Raqch i, Peru

Ruins of the Wiracocha Temple at Raqch i, Peru
Built in the fifteenth century and considered by the historians to be one of the most audacious Inca constructions, the remarkable Wiracocha temple at Raqchi

Background imageStonework Collection: Santiago de Compostela - Basilica - Portico de la Gloria

Santiago de Compostela - Basilica - Portico de la Gloria
Santiago de Compostela, Spain - Basilica - Portico de la Gloria Date: circa 1910s

Background imageStonework Collection: Santiago de Compostela, Spain - The Basilica

Santiago de Compostela, Spain - The Basilica
Santiago de Compostela, Spain - La Basilica (Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela), Puerta del Obradoiro - the reputed burial place of Saint James the Great, the apostle of Jesus Christ

Background imageStonework Collection: Ravenna - Basilica di S. Apollinare in Classe - Sarcophagus

Ravenna - Basilica di S. Apollinare in Classe - Sarcophagus
Ravenna, Italy - Basilica di S.Apollinare in Classe - Sarcophagus of Archbishop Theodore, Basilica of Saint Apollinaris in Classe (6th century). Date: 6th century

Background imageStonework Collection: Ruins of the ancient city of Carchemish

Ruins of the ancient city of Carchemish (Karkamis, Karkemish, Kargamis, Karkamisa, Karakamisa, Karikamisa, Gargamis) - an important ancient capital in the northern part of the region of Syria

Background imageStonework Collection: Christ Church, Port Vale, Hertford

Christ Church, Port Vale, Hertford

Background imageStonework Collection: Wells Cathedral - Chantry Chapel - Wells, Somerset, England

Wells Cathedral - Chantry Chapel - Wells, Somerset, England. Date: (insert date)

Background imageStonework Collection: Prentice Pillar and Lady Chapel - Roslyn Chapel

Prentice Pillar and Lady Chapel - Roslyn Chapel, Midlothian, Scotland Date: circa 1920s

Background imageStonework Collection: Emperor Justinian I the Great 1, Empress Theodora, etc

Emperor Justinian I the Great 1, Empress Theodora, etc
Emperor Justinian I the Great 1, Byzantine imperial courtiers 2, Empress Theodora 3, and Basil II, the Bulgar Slayer 4. Immagini di Giustiniano Teodora

Background imageStonework Collection: Ancient door

Ancient door. circa 1890

Background imageStonework Collection: Interior, St Marys Church, Stone, near Dartford, Kent

Interior, St Marys Church, Stone, near Dartford, Kent
Interior view of St Marys Church, Stone, near Dartford, Kent, nicknamed the Lantern of Kent, dating back to the 13th century. Date: circa 1845

Background imageStonework Collection: Doorway, St Marys Church, Stone, near Dartford, Kent

Doorway, St Marys Church, Stone, near Dartford, Kent
Doorway at St Marys Church, Stone, near Dartford, Kent, nicknamed the Lantern of Kent, dating back to the 13th century. Date: circa 1845

Background imageStonework Collection: Baroque Keystones - Crypt beneath Queen Annes building

Baroque Keystones - Crypt beneath Queen Annes building
Baroque Keystones in the Crypt beneath Queen Annes building at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London - possibly intended for one of the rooms of Greenwich Palace, but never used. Date: 1946

Background imageStonework Collection: Three illustrations in The Gentlemans Magazine

Three illustrations in The Gentlemans Magazine
Three assorted illustrations in The Gentlemans Magazine - A phenomenon caused by haze at sea; New invented machine for drilling and hoeing; various items of stonework from a church

Background imageStonework Collection: Former Fascist Headquarters, Milan - now Police Dept

Former Fascist Headquarters, Milan - now Police Dept
circa 1910s

Background imageStonework Collection: Cairo, Egypt - The heart of a Arab House

Cairo, Egypt - The heart of a Arab House
Cairo, Egypt - The heart of a wonderfully-ornate Arab House boasting some magnificent stonework masonry detailing, wooden furniture, carved doors and columns. circa 1908

Background imageStonework Collection: Santiago de Compostela, Spain - Entrance of Royal Hospital

Santiago de Compostela, Spain - Entrance of Royal Hospital (Hospital Real). Date: circa 1910s

Background imageStonework Collection: The Norman Doorway - Glastonbury Abbey, Somerset

The Norman Doorway - Glastonbury Abbey, Somerset. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageStonework Collection: Poultry and old horse cart outside stone farm barn, Uchisar

Poultry and old horse cart outside stone farm barn, Uchisar
Poultry and an old horse cart outside stone farm barn, Uchisar, Cappadocia, Turkey Date: 2005

Background imageStonework Collection: View from ceiling of Lichfield Cathedral

View from ceiling of Lichfield Cathedral
View from the ceiling of Lichfield Cathedral from high in the choir transept

Background imageStonework Collection: Old Lisbon street

Old Lisbon street
A woman walks through a rough, graffiti daubed street in old Lisbon, Portugal. She carries a large sack on her head. First published The Daily Telegraph Date: 1989

Background imageStonework Collection: Theatre of Marcellus, Rome, Italy

Theatre of Marcellus, Rome, Italy
Teatro di S.Marcello - Italy, Rome. Theatre of Marcellus. 1st century BC. Exterior - now extensively restored. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageStonework Collection: Ruins found in the property of M. Le Marquis de Longvilliers

Ruins found in the property of M. Le Marquis de Longvilliers at Montreuil-sur-Mer, France. Date: late 1910

Background imageStonework Collection: Mexico City - The Metropolitan Tabernacle

Mexico City - The Metropolitan Tabernacle (Sagrario Metropolitano), built by Lorenzo Rodriguez. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageStonework Collection: Mayan Ruins - Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico

Mayan Ruins - Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico
Mayan Ruins at Chichen Itza - a large pre-Columbian city built by the Maya people of the Terminal Classic period. The archaeological site is located in Tinum Municipality, Yucatan State, Mexico

Background imageStonework Collection: Casa del Gobernador (Governors Palace) Uxmal Yucatan Mexico

Casa del Gobernador (Governors Palace) Uxmal Yucatan Mexico
Casa del Gobernador (Governors Palace), Uxmal, Yucatan, Mexico. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageStonework Collection: Aubervilliers, France - The Post Office

Aubervilliers, France - The Post Office - opened in 1927. Date: circa 1930

Background imageStonework Collection: Man and daughter - Doorway of Old House - Quimper, France

Man and daughter - Doorway of Old House - Quimper, France - Rue du Gueodet.. Now Les Caratides Bar Restaurant Date: circa 1910

Background imageStonework Collection: Tomb of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Painter and Poet

Tomb of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Painter and Poet
Tomb of Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882), Painter and Poet at Birchington on Sea. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageStonework Collection: Chateau de Brecy, Saint-Gabriel-Brecy, France

Chateau de Brecy, Saint-Gabriel-Brecy, France - Pediment and sundial, courtyard Date: circa 1905

Background imageStonework Collection: The Netherlands - Rotterdam - Delft Gate (Delftsche Poort)

The Netherlands - Rotterdam - Delft Gate (Delftsche Poort) - built in 1764 to a design by architect Pieter de Swart. Dismantled in 1939 due to an enlargement of the port - however the removed stones

Background imageStonework Collection: Blitz in London -- view from St Pauls Cathedral, WW2

Blitz in London -- view from St Pauls Cathedral, WW2
A view from the roof of St Pauls Cathedral, looking eastwards, showing the devastation following enemy bombing around the cathedral and in Ludgate Hill

Background imageStonework Collection: Girl in church on a Christmas and New Year card

Girl in church on a Christmas and New Year card
Little girl in church with a hymn book on a Christmas and New Year card. (2 of 2) Date: circa 1890s

Background imageStonework Collection: Ornate church door on a Christmas and New Year card

Ornate church door on a Christmas and New Year card. (1 of 2) Date: circa 1890s

Background imageStonework Collection: Section of an Arch - Ruins of Temple of Jupiter, Damascus

Section of an Arch - Ruins of Temple of Jupiter, Damascus
Section of an Arch - Ruins of the Temple of Jupiter - Damascus, Syria. Found at one end of the 422m Al-Hamidiyeh Bazar Souk (Covered market)

Background imageStonework Collection: Cisterns of Tawila, near Crater (Kraytar), Aden

Cisterns of Tawila, near Crater (Kraytar), Aden
Cisterns of Tawila (Tawila Tanks), near Crater (Kraytar, Seera), British colony of Aden (now in Yemen). An ancient historic site with a capacity for millions of gallons of water

Background imageStonework Collection: Bailey Guard Gate, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Bailey Guard Gate, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Bailey (Baillie) Guard Gate, main entrance to the British Residency in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India, showing damaged caused during the Mutiny of 1857. Date: circa 1910

Background imageStonework Collection: Baalbek, Lebanon - Circular Exedra of the Grand Court

Baalbek, Lebanon - Circular Exedra of the Grand Court. An Exedra is a room, portico, or arcade with a bench or seats where people may converse (especially in ancient Roman and Greek buildings)

Background imageStonework Collection: Bahrein Club, Muharraq Island, Bahrain, Persian Gulf

Bahrein Club, Muharraq Island, Bahrain, Persian Gulf. Date: late 1940s

Background imageStonework Collection: Greece. Tiryns. Cyclopean wall

Greece. Tiryns. Cyclopean wall
Greece. Tiryns. Mycenaean city (3rd millennium B.C.). Cyclopean wall (1400-1200 B.C.). Peloponnese

Background imageStonework Collection: Piazza Navona Fountain

Piazza Navona Fountain
The Four Rivers fountain by Bernini in Piazza Navona; the figure of the Nile is shown with a covered head as the source of the Nile was unknown in Europe at this time Date: 1927

Background imageStonework Collection: Detail of reconstruction of Temple of Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Detail of reconstruction of Temple of Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Detail of a reconstruction of the Temple of Angkor Wat, Cambodia - (Architect - Blanche, Sculptor - Auberlet) for the Exposition Coloniale Internationale de Paris. Date: 1931

Background imageStonework Collection: Blitz Bomb damage - Banqueting Hall, Guildhall, London

Blitz Bomb damage - Banqueting Hall, Guildhall, London
Bomb damage at the Banqueting Hall of the Guildhall, City of London, on 29th December 1940 during the Second World War. Date: 1940

Background imageStonework Collection: Beijing, China - Forbidden City - Staircase

Beijing, China - Forbidden City - Staircase
Beijing, China - Forbidden City Imperial Palace - Staircase to the Hall of Supreme Harmony Date: late 20th century

Background imageStonework Collection: Ruins of Ollantaytambo, Cuzco, Peru

Ruins of Ollantaytambo, Cuzco, Peru
Ollantaytambo is a town and an Inca archaeological site in southern Peru some 60 kilometers northwest of the city of Cusco

Background imageStonework Collection: Cyclopean Wall - Sacsayhuaman Complex, Cuzco, Peru

Cyclopean Wall - Sacsayhuaman Complex, Cuzco, Peru
Sacsayhuaman (also known as Saksaq Waman, Sacsahuaman or Saxahuaman) - a walled complex on the northern outskirts of the city of Cuzco, Peru, the former capital of the Inca Empire

Background imageStonework Collection: Morocco, Tangier, octagonal minaret on Kasbah Mosque

Morocco, Tangier, octagonal minaret on Kasbah Mosque towering over houses and buildings. Date: circa 1920s



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