Monday, 9 April 2012

Old Font

This is the tenth century Font in Avebury church. The carving is around a thousand years old

Sometimes I am amazed at the antiquity of ordinary things around us. It is nothing special to see a Tudor doorway, a Saxon arch or 14th century misericords in rural England.

Why is it then, that everything we build these days is torn down in a hundred years or less? What did they know then that we don't know now?

1 comment:

  1. It is really breathtaking. Sometimes simple things can amaze much, especially considering their age. It is good that such antique and medievil fonts are still preserved.