Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Iona V: Contemporary Cloister Art






The Iona Abbey Cloister may have risen from the ruins of the Reformation, but the capital carvings are decidedly contemporary. I can't identify the botanical ones myself, but I was entranced by the birds ~ especially, of course, the gannets.

6 comments:

Paul said...

I think those may be boobies.

Lisa :-] said...

Don't say nobody liked them. I haven't visited (sorry...been busy!) But I love this art! As you know, I am enchanted by birds...

emmapeelDallas said...

I love this art too...beautiful photos, as always...and I always especially enjoy reading what you've written about your travels.

Gannet Girl said...

Well...the gannet is the only northern member of the booby family and we were definitely in the north.

Carol said...

Beautiful photos; I loved the more modern work there. Sorry I didn't comment but have been busy all week and just now got to the blog.

Kathryn said...

I needed you on the Cape to do bird identification. I couldn't find my book and spent the week clueless.

I like the ancient art better as it seems more of the place but I suppose every place needs to stay current.