Stone Carvings by fishers

Stone Carvings

Walking through Dean's Park behind York Minster I spotted the carvings on the base of a stone seat nicely highlighted by the sun. Compared to the venerable stone of York Minster, and of the Minster library, is this rather more modern stone creation, made a mere fourteen years ago. It is octagonal in shape and placed around a tree in the park.

Many faces and creatures decorate the low wall forming the seat which was a collaborative creation, by a group of stone carvers, in 2000.

Katharine
beautiful carvings. thank you for sharing!
April 5th, 2014  
Nice collage of these, (probably not often spotted) carvings.
April 5th, 2014  
Very cool carvings
April 5th, 2014  
Interesting carvings.
April 5th, 2014  
Interesting collage
April 5th, 2014  
Great shots and interesting facts.
April 5th, 2014  
Amazing shots of these interesting pieces! I love the shadows and light.
April 5th, 2014  
Beautiful carvings , great finds ,beautiful captures and a great nice collage of them ans as always a interesting background info.
April 5th, 2014  
Bob
Nice find put together in a cool collage. Things like this are often not seen by most since they are "hidden" away.
April 5th, 2014  
Fabulous stone carvings.
April 5th, 2014  
These are lovely Katharine - I especially like that they are done in period style, in keeping with their surroundings. Thanks for sharing.
April 6th, 2014  
Great find
April 6th, 2014  
Wonderful images and great captures. Thanks for your many kind comments recently.
April 6th, 2014  
some of these are a little scary!!! Great shots! :)
April 6th, 2014  
@cruzer Thank you. They are amazing to see. Katharine
April 6th, 2014  
@gamelee Thank you. The carvings on the seat are near a path but most people are just glad to sit down if they have found Dean's Park. York can be an exhausting place to visit! Katharine
April 6th, 2014  
@pittcj17 They are great. I like to stand and watch the stone carvers at work near York Minster. Katharine
April 6th, 2014  
@bruni Thank you. Its nice that these skills still exist. Katharine
April 6th, 2014  
@purplehaze12 Thank you. I liked the faces and creatures. Katharine
April 6th, 2014  
@dide Thank you. At first I wondered if these had come from an area that had been repaired in the Minster but it was nice to discover that this art still takes a medieval form. Katharine
April 6th, 2014  
@hshdebbie Thank you. I have been hoping to get there when the light is right to snap some of the carvings. Katharine
April 6th, 2014  
@pyrrhula Thank you. I really like this seat and was pleased to have found the light in the right place as I was walking through the Park. Katharine
April 6th, 2014  
@bobhuegel Thank you. I think it is a shame more people do not see this Park which is just behind the Minster. It is an oasis of peace in a busy city. Katharine
April 6th, 2014  
@kjarn Thank you. I like them because I don't have to look up to appreciate them! Katharine
April 6th, 2014  
@vignouse Thanks Richard. I must admit that I originally thought they were from some repairs to the Minster that had been used in this practical way. It was lovely to find out they were recent, yet done in medieval tradition. Katharine
April 6th, 2014  
@bkbinthecity Thank you. I have intended to snap these for some time but people were sitting on the seat every time I passed. Katharine
April 6th, 2014  
@tonydebont Thank you Tony. I like looking at your pictures. It looks as if you had a great time on your latest cruise. Katharine
April 6th, 2014  
@monkeykid They certainly are scary, especially the ones that are carved on the inside of the seats and look as if they might give you a nasty nip as you sit down. Katharine
April 6th, 2014  
Super sculptures, could be much older, good the skills still exist.
April 6th, 2014  
Beautiful collage of these sculptures, really sharply focused.
April 6th, 2014  
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