The Secret Seven Noses of Soho

So fascinating, I am sure I have seen these and been like “what the heyal” he had to be called Rick, just like me LOL.

 

Secret London

HIGH on the corner of Meard Street, Soho, is a large sculpted nose. It is claimed as one of seven noses that once decorated the area. Legend has it that if you find them, you are assured of eternal wealth.

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Finding Confucius – Hidden London

Amazing – I love this blog, it seems that we share the same interests – who doesn’t like SECRETS?

 

life through my lens

On Sunday last week I had the opportunity to go walkabout throught the streets of London.  I discover many fascinating places, buildings, sculptures and historic streets and parks on these excursions.  One of the places I stumbled across was King’s College London where I found this delightful statue in the gardens.

 
in the next little garden was this rather lovely fountain…..

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X-Rays Shows Hidden Secrets In Tudor Treasures

Something to get us going – I found this on HuffingtonPosts website.

Despite the many centuries of analysis and deliberation by art historians and critics, it appears two Tudor portrait paintings have been harboring creative secrets, until now.

Infrared reflectography and x-radiography analysis has revealed a fully worked up version of The Flagellation of Christ painted beneath the surface of a 1601 portrait of the Lord Treasurer and poet Thomas Sackville, 1st Earl of Dorset.

Secrets behind a Tudor painting

Secrets hidden in a Tudor painting

Very interesting stuff.