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Head to Head

By Philip_H
Thanks for all the recent C&C's on my p/f, and a special thank you to Annette for making 'The Holy Ale' up to R/C.

This selected detail is from a large metal sculpture inside the 13th century Mont Orgueil (Mount Pride) castle in Jersey. The castle is located overlooking the harbour of Gorey. It is also called Gorey castle by English-speakers, and lé Vièr Châté (the Old castle) by Jèrriais-speakers.

The sculpture (The Tree of Succession) shows the medieval royal lineage of England and France.

Best wishes,

Tags: France General Sculpture England Jersey Channel islands Gorey Mont orgueil castle Tree of succession Gorey castle Le vier chate Royal line of succession

Voters: mrswoolybill, BarbaraR, Jasper87 and 9 more

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mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2397 United Kingdom
5 May 2012 3:04PM
How wonderful! There could be some of my ancestors in this...Wink
I grew up with Jèriais, my grandfather spoke it. Forgotten most of it now but I remember that I had no difficulty with Medieval Norman French at university! I still have the family's old Jèriais/French dictionary somewhere.
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.7k 158 England
5 May 2012 4:46PM
What a wonderful way of depicting a lineage.... and well captured, too.

barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
5 May 2012 6:27PM
What a wonderful image
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
5 May 2012 10:07PM
A most interesting collection of heads-- like the limited paette
brownsilent 14 7 2 United Kingdom
5 May 2012 10:57PM
A very interesting and beautiful collection of heads...
Rende 14 38 4 Netherlands
6 May 2012 12:14PM
Very interesting shot; beautifully captured.
RobMacormac 16 7 2 England
6 May 2012 5:23PM
This is a royal family tree, you may have seen my Bro in law he is the warden of this castle

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