Links to  all the stunning photos which have appeared on the

Paradoxplace Home Page since 2007

 

 

2007 & 2008

 

 

2009 & 2010

 

 

2011 & 2012

 

 

2012 & 2013

 

 

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Home Page Photo Archive from January 2011 - mid 2012

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Some of the photos and captions that have appeared on the Home Page of Paradoxplace since early 2009

(the dates refer to when the photo was on the home page, not when the photo was taken). 

 

Link to photos which appeared on the Paradoxplace Home Page in 2007 and 2008  and in 2009 and 2010.

 

Food photos from the home page can be found in "Simply the Best Meals"

 

 

 

 

 

June is Cherrry time at the Coop in Poggibonsi

 

June 2012

 

 

Gemini - Les Gémeaux (The Twins)   May 22 – June 21

 

The Gemini Twins from the 1200s "Vasco Vescovali" made in Afghanistan or Iran.

 

Illustration from an outstanding British Museum book.

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June 2012

 

 

 

 

A common medieval illustration for the month of May is a flamboyant mounted knight out hawking -

a medieval way of pulling upper class chicks.

 

This delightful example is to be found in the little church of

St Peter, Thorpe Salvin (S Yorkshire)

 

June 2012

 

 

 

 

 

15 June 1215

 

Magna Carta was signed in Runnymead

797 years' ago

 

 

June 2012

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 13 June is the Feast of

St Anthony of Padua

 

PATRON SAINT OF THE LOST

 

June 2012

 

 

 

 

Thursday 7 & Sunday 10 June

- Corpus Domini -

Medieval Processions and Street and Church Infiorati

 

Cistercian Abbazia di Casamari (Lazio)

A 700 year old infiorata tradition

 

June 2012

 

 

 

 

Corpus Domini Infiorata at the

Cistercian Abbazia di Chiaravalle della Colomba

(near Fidenza in Emilia-Romagna)

 

June 2012

 

 

 

Sunday 27 May was Pentecoste

Boat Races, Fireworks, Wine Festivals .....

 

Pentecoste - Pz San Marco, Venice

 

June 2012

 

 

 

Pentecoste - Santo Domingo de Silos

 

 

June  2012

 

 

 

 

May Day - San Pietro in Vaticano

 

Churches of Rome

 

May 2012

 

 

 

 

Innès de Castro in the magnificent

 

Cistercian Monastery of Alcobaça, Portugal

 

May 2012

 

 

 

 

May means walking time

 

French Pilgrimage Roads

 

Spanish Pilgrimage Roads

 

 

 

Le Puy en Velay - assembly point for the via Podiensis pilgrim road to Santiago de Compostela in NW Spain

 

May 2012

 

 

 

 

Santo Domingo de Silos (S of Burgos)

 

May 2012

 

 

 

 

WWII in Italy

 

May 2012

 

 

 

 

The Palazzo Farnese, Rome

 

May 2012

 

 

 


 

May Day - San Pietro in Vaticano


May 2012

 

 

The Empress Theodora in the Basilica of San Vitale, Ravenna

 

May 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taurus - Le Taureau (The Bull) - April 21 – May 21

 

L'Eglise St-Lazare, Avallon (Burgundy)

 

May 2012

 

 

 

 

 

New photos from the Knight Templar church of Ognissanti in the medieval port of Trani

 

April 2012

 

 

 

Tuesday 1 May is May Day

 

May Day in Salamanca (Spain)

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 25 April is Anzac Day in Australia

 

 Grandfather Paradox looks awkward with HRH the Prince of Wales (who was 7 years' his junior)

during an inspection of his 131 Field Ambulance at Chateau Longeau (Amiens) on 7 February 1919

 

 

 

 

Monday 23 April is St Georges Day

 

St Mary the Virgin, West Knoyle, Wiltshire

 

 

 

Spring Lambs in the Cathédrale St-Lazare, Autun (Burgundy)

 

 

 

Vine pruning in the Basilique Ste-Madeleine, Vézelay (Burgundy)

 

 

 

 

Cathédrale de Notre Dame de Chartres

 

Aries – Le Bélier (The Ram) - March 21 to April 20

 

Medieval Zodiacs & Labours of the Months

 

 

 

 

Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, Rome

 

Churches of Rome

 

April 2012

 

 

 

Sunday 25 March is the Feast of the Annunciation

 

Annunciation - St Francis' first church,

the Porziuncola Chapel,

Santa Maria degli Angeli, Assisi

 

March 2012

 

 

 

Foot warming in February - St Peters, Thorpe Salvin - S Yorkshire

 

February 2012

 

 

 

Basilique Ste-Madeleine, Vézelay - West Burgundy

 

Pisces  –  Les Poissons (The Fishes)

 

February 19 – March 20

 

 

 

 

Collecting winter firewood

St-Lazare, Avallon (Burgundy)

 

February 2012

 

 

 

 

"Hierusalem" mosaic at the base of the c430 Triumphal Arch

of Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome

 

 

 

 

February 14 is Valentines Day

 

Cattedrale di San Valentino, Bitonto

The greatest of the great Romanesque Cathedrals of Puglia

 

 

 

 

"THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS"

 

Wed 8 February is the Feast of St Jerome Emiliani, patron saint of Orphans

 

Brunelleschi's Spedale degli Innocenti

(Foundling Hospital - Florence)

 

February 2012

 

 

 

 

Chartres Cathedral Zodiac Window

 

Aquarius the water carrier (right), and the three faces of the New Year - past, present and future

 

Le Verseau (The Water Carrier)

January 21 – February 18

 

 

February 2012

 

 

Florence - River Arno and Duomo

 

 

Florence Duomo and Skylines

 

February 2012

 

 

 

 

Adam & Eve - Dryburgh Abbey

 

 

February 2012

 

 

 

 

Dante Alighieri (1265 - 1321 (56))

 

portrait by Giotto, in the Bargello, Florence

 

 

 

January 2012

 

 

 

 

 

Fairford Parish Church*

 

Christmas 2011

 

 

 

 

 

* pages for Fairford parish church were to be our fun project over Christmas,

but sadly the time window evaporated ........ it really is a stunning place, so we'll get there soon!

 

 

 

 

 

La Capricorne (The Sea Goat also the Billy Goat)

December 22 - January 20

 

Cluny Museum, Paris

 

 

January 2012

 

 

 

Christmas Dinner at Chartres

 

Sunday 25 December 2011 

 

 

 

This is the 1997 poster for the Santa Fe (New Mexico) Winter Spanish Market

 

Nativity

 

December 2011

 

 

 

 

 

St-Lazare, Avallon (Burgundy)

 

Winter Solstice

 

Thursday 22 December 2011 

 

 

Killing a pig for Christmas, and Sagittarius (right)

(November 23 – December 21)

 

 

Cathedral of Notre Dame de Chartres

 

 

Medieval Zodiacs

 

 

 

 

December 13 is the Feast of Santa Lucia,

 

Patron Saint of Siracusa (Sicily)

 

November 2011

 

 

 

 

Eleanor of Castile, Queen Consort of England, died near Lincoln

on 28 November 1290.

 

Eleanor Cross, Geddington

 

November 2011

 

 

 

 

Tuscan Country Photo Pages

 

December 2011

 

   

 

 

 

October 24 – November 22

Wine Decanting and Scorpio

Le Scorpion (The Scorpion)

 

Chartres Cathedral Zodiac Window

 

 

Cathedral of Notre Dame de Chartres

 

November 2011

 

 

 

 

November 11th is Armistice Day

 

29,000 men from the Welch Division were killed or wounded in WWI

 

 

 

 

León Cathedral

 

Spain

 

October 2011

 

 

 

 

Bellatrovata - Autumn 2011

 

 

La Foce Cemetery, Tuscany

 

 

Flowers for Ognissanti (November 1) in the beautiful little cemetery at La Foce (South of Siena)

 

 

 

 

12 October 1492 - Christopher Columbus lands in America

 

 

 

 

Thursday 6 October is the Feast of Ste Foy (Santa Fe)

 

September 2011

 

 

 

 

Libra - Le Balance (The Scales) - September 23 – October 23

 

Capital in the Basilique Ste-Madeleine, Vézelay - West Burgundy

 

 

 

 

 

"Noli me Tangere"

 

Basilique St-Andoche, Saulieu

 

September 2011

 

 

 

 

St Michael & All Angels Font, Castle Frome (Herefordshire)

 

September 2011

 

 

 

 

La Vierge (The Virgin) aka Virgo (August 24 - September 22)

 

in the Zodiac Window of the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Chartres

 

Chartres Cathedral     Medieval Zodiacs

 

September 2011

 

 

 

Leo the Lion  (July 23 – August 23)

 

St-Lazare, Avallon (Burgundy)

 

August 2011

 

 

 

Central Roof Boss - York Minster Chapter House

 

July 2011

 

 

 

 

Le Cancer (the Crab) - June 22– July 22

 

Canterbury Cathedral Zodiacs

 

July 2011

 

 

Corpus Domini  - 23 June 2011

 

Flower petal tapesteries everywhere in Italy - this lot covering the nave floor of the Cistercian Abbey of Casamari

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mourners on the tomb of  La Beata Urraca Lopez de Haro (1170 – 1262 (92)),

Abbess of the Cistercian Abbey (for nuns) of Canas, La Rioja

 

June 2011

 

 

Other memorable tombs in Spain and Portugal

 

 

 

 

The Gemini Twins, May 22 - June 21

 

Eglise St-Lazare, Avallon, Burgundy

 

June 2011

 

 

 

 

15 June 1215

Magna Carta was signed in Runnymead

796 years' ago

 

June 2011

 

 

 

Real Monasterio de Neustra Señora de Rueda

(Our Lady of the Water Wheel) - Aragon

 

 

 

 

 

Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent

 

1494 - 1520 - 1566 (72)

 

by Titian

 

 

 

 

Taurus the (mer-) Bull  -  21 April - 21 May

 

Basilique Ste-Madeleine, Vézelay

 

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MAY DAY

1 May 2011

 

   

May Day in Salamanca (Spain)                  May Day in San Pietro in Vaticano (Rome)

 

 

MONDAY 26 APRIL 2011 - ANZAC DAY IN AUSTRALIA

 

 

 

23 November 1918 - paternal Grandfather Paradox (Dr Jimmy Fletcher) photographs the Indian Cavalry on parade in Baghdad

 

 

18 January 1921 - maternal Grandmother Paradox (Clare Sproule) photographs the Indian Cavalry on parade in Peshawar

 

160 years earlier in October 1759 5xGreat Grandfather Paradox (Samuel Hampton) had been a founding officer of the Bengal Native Infantry in Calcutta.  A son and grandson of his were Generals in the Bengal Army.

 

So it's not really surprising that the Paradox is genetically predisposed to military band marching music

 

SATURDAY 23 APRIL 2011 - ST GEORGE'S DAY

 

Vittore Carpaccio (1450/60 - 1525) in the

Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni in Venice

 

 

San Giorgio by Carpaccio - Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni, Venice

 

 

 

 

Fra Angelico frescos Cell 3 of the Convent of St Marco in Florence

 

25 March is the Feast of the Annunciation

 

 

 

 

Aries - March 21– April 20

 

Le Bélier (The Ram) and spring flowers

 

Chartres Cathedral

 

April 2011

 

 

 

 

February foot warming and Pisces

 

St Nicholas, Civray

 

 

March 2011

 

 

 

 

A little sea fella in a spandrel in the facade of Notre Dame la Grande in Poitiers.

 

 

February 2011

 

 

 

 

 

Santiago di Compostela

 

Memories of Adam and Eve

 

 

February 2011

 

 

 

 

Capricorn (December 22 - January 20)

 

La Capricorne (The Billy Goat with smig)

 

Cluny Museum, Paris

 

 

January 2011

 

 

 

 

"Hello Again" - the Magi return for Epiphany - 6 January

 

Cathédrale St-Gatien, Tours

 

 

January 2011

 

 

 

 

Killing a steer for Christmas - in other places usually broiling a pig or two suffices,

but up in Carlisle they are made of sterner stuff.

 

December 2010

 

 

In Chartres, a good

Christmas Feast is already under way 

December  2010

 

 

    

 

Christmas and Adriano's memories of the early 2000s in Chianti - Masaccio's 600th and Fra Angelico's San Marco

(click on the photos, or click here for more Nativity moments)

 

 

 

 

Chloe Bradburn, 2 weeks, chats to Papa Paradox, 3500 weeks, on her first Christmas (2010).

 

 

 

Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21)

 

Le Sagitaire (The Archer)

 

Cluny Museum, Paris

 

December 2010

 

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