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The Faces

By Joline
First, I want to thank you for all the lovely comments on my azalea yesterday. I was thrilled to see it so well received. I am slowly catching up after being away.

About the faces...the details of the exterior of the Biltmore Estate could fill a large book. These are four of the faces which are carved around the roof line, like gargoyles, but less threatening. The Viennese sculpter, Karl Bitter, designed most of the decorative sculpture. I could have studied the exterior for days!

Tags: Architecture Biltmore

Voters: Buffalo_Tom, PeterBee, AlanBW and 24 more

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Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
14 May 2008 12:13PM
Excellent tones and textures Joline.

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14 May 2008 12:22PM
Nice photos, I love visiting buildings with this type of Stone carvings.
PeterBee 12 35 5 United Kingdom
14 May 2008 12:23PM
Excellent architectural record photography. well captured.

AlanBW 12 20 England
14 May 2008 12:32PM
You've homed in on these very effectively, capturing excellent detail and also the character of the carvings
DolphinLady 12 54 1 Wales
14 May 2008 12:35PM
Wonderful captures Joline.
I like all of them, but in particular no; 3, he reminds me a little of Bacchus, the god of wine.
14 May 2008 12:44PM
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
14 May 2008 12:58PM
Interesting captures, also interesting how they have chosed to decorate their "home" Well done images, this is a msut see place!

BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
14 May 2008 1:00PM
These are great to see. Well taken.

proz 13 205 United States
14 May 2008 1:08PM
cool series Joline
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
14 May 2008 1:17PM
Interesting set
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
14 May 2008 2:17PM
Fascinating images. Carol
TyChee 13 275 1 United States
14 May 2008 2:42PM
A very eye catching series of shots.
luxaeternam 10 21 1
14 May 2008 5:17PM
A great document. Do you have any details on who or what they represent?
Smile Lucy
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
14 May 2008 5:40PM
very, very interesting ;
like the texture feel too...
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
14 May 2008 5:46PM
Excellent captures with great detail and colour. I like the bandoneon player best - but then I would, wouldn't I?
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
14 May 2008 6:31PM
I knew Bill would appreciate V2! You've captured detail well, there's good contrast in the features. Not easy with light-coloured stone.
Bodiewil 10 46 Wales
14 May 2008 9:30PM
Great work Joline

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
15 May 2008 8:39AM
These are excellent.

Richsr 11 91 223 England
15 May 2008 12:31PM
Nice set of images Joline - like the tones and textures in these.
Regards Richard.
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
15 May 2008 6:57PM
great tones and textures
JimV 11 6 3 Canada
16 May 2008 3:30AM
You've captured these beautifully there any significance in the fact they all look to the left?
Rgds., Jim

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