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Anglesey Herm

A herma or herm, is a sculpture with a head, and sometimes a torso, above a plain, usually squared lower section, on which male genitals may be carved – the Anglesey Abbey example is decorously decked with foliage.   The form … Continue reading

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Anglesey Abbey – Re-imagined Images

Lord Fairhaven’s work to create a great garden in the uninspiring Fen-edge landscape at Lode was something of a magnificent obsession.  Pevsner describes the grounds as ‘embellished by much statuary skilfully disposed’, an eclectic classical collection gathered on the Lord’s … Continue reading

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The Unknowable

In James Fox’s BBC4 programme ‘The Art of Japanese Life’ on 19th February a Zen Buddhist monk explained something of his beliefs.  ‘The unanswerable, the mysterious, how should I describe it, it’s one aspect of our philosophy.  So in other … Continue reading

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Anglesey Abbey 2

Anglesey Abbey seemed become a public park yesterday afternoon – families walking, picnicking, playing games.  True, this was a rare sunny day and Mothering Sunday, even so it was very busy again, and maybe this is now the norm.  It … Continue reading

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Anglesey Abbey

Anglesey Abbey was extremely busy on 27th December.  I suspect this was partly because it was a Bank Holiday, partly an excuse to avoid the post-Christmas sales and partly an opportunity to get out of the house and exercise after … Continue reading

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