Thursday, December 22, 2022

A Final View of the Main Gate at King's College

Of course, after passing through the main gate at King's College, Cambridge, it is well worth turning around to look back at the gate.

Central over the doorway is another fine stone carving of the arms of King's College, flanked by two Tudor roses (triple-roses again) beneath a frieze of seven panels each of which has as its central element another triple-rose.

Here's a close-up of the arms and large triple-roses:

You can click on the images above to go to larger versions which show the massive amount of detail that has been put into these carvings. The intricacy of the rose vines and petals is awe-inspiring!

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