2 weeks ago
Thursday, January 10, 2019
What a Shame!
It's always fun on our travels, to see the local heraldry on display.
But equally, it's sad to see some perfectly good opportunities for heraldic display that have been passed up.
That is, shield and/or cartouches, often with other heraldic or quasi-heraldic decorative elements, that display only a blank surface. I swear, sometimes it's enough to make me want to get a ladder and some cans of paint, and paint coats of arms on their surfaces.
Be that as it may, doing so is usually considered to be vandalism, and so I restrain myself. But still, wouldn't you want to do something to put some heraldry on the shields below, all found in the City of Arras, France?
They all just seem to be crying out to have their blank faces covered with heraldry, don't they?