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trdsf
1153717.  Thu Oct 15, 2015 9:55 pm Reply with quote

As Rob Brydon said, that's not four, it's three. I would have never noticed these triglyphs on the Ohio State House had it not been on QI:



Now, what was it they said about the Acropolis where the Parthenon is?

 
Jenny
1153788.  Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:32 am Reply with quote

According to my architect husband, Woodsman of these forums, (who actually did his architecture degree at the University of Cincinnati) the reason triglyphs were such a common feature of ancient Greek temples is that they were mimicking the effect of the ends of wooden roof-beams in older structures.

For fact fans (as I know many in this forum fall into that category), the space between triglyphs is called a metope. In ancient Greece, they were often filled with elaborately carved bas relief pictures - in fact the display of the Elgin marbles in the British museum contains many metopes.

 
fad460
1168669.  Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:55 am Reply with quote

Great images!

 
Leith
1297387.  Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:47 pm Reply with quote


Rotterdam, in its national colours

 
Jenny
1297646.  Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:55 pm Reply with quote

Gorgeous! Are you there now, Leith?

 
Leith
1297862.  Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:31 pm Reply with quote

I was on the ferry back to Hull at the time - just a brief visit a few weeks back. I don't think I've seen a port on that scale before - it's quite an impressive sight.

 
Bondee
1297863.  Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:49 pm Reply with quote

A sky like that is one of the few advantages of being awake at silly o'clock in the morning.

It being the Netherlands, I can pretty much guarantee that each of those turbines has at least one of my anemometers on them.

 
crissdee
1363016.  Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:53 pm Reply with quote



Our local war memorial, (on which appears my name, sort of) looking splendiferous in the winter sun.

 

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