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Intricate Collection (#9)

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Background imageIntricate Collection: Bedspread (Details), c. 1936. Creator: Mary Berner

Bedspread (Details), c. 1936. Creator: Mary Berner
Bedspread (Details), c. 1936

Background imageIntricate Collection: Untitled Valentine (Two Birds), 1860/69. Creator: Mullord Brothers

Untitled Valentine (Two Birds), 1860/69. Creator: Mullord Brothers
Untitled Valentine (Two Birds), 1860/69

Background imageIntricate Collection: Untitled Valentine (Flowers and Putti), 1850/70. Creator: Mullord Brothers

Untitled Valentine (Flowers and Putti), 1850/70. Creator: Mullord Brothers
Untitled Valentine (Flowers and Putti), 1850/70

Background imageIntricate Collection: Appliqued Quilt, 1935/1942. Creator: Dorothea Bates

Appliqued Quilt, 1935/1942. Creator: Dorothea Bates
Appliqued Quilt, 1935/1942

Background imageIntricate Collection: Comb, c. 1937. Creator: Jessie M. Benge

Comb, c. 1937. Creator: Jessie M. Benge
Comb, c. 1937

Background imageIntricate Collection: Monkey orchid (Orchis simia) in flower, close up, Torre Alfina, Lazio, Italy. May

Monkey orchid (Orchis simia) in flower, close up, Torre Alfina, Lazio, Italy. May

Background imageIntricate Collection: Large flower of the parasitic plant Rafflesia pricei, growing in rainforest

Large flower of the parasitic plant Rafflesia pricei, growing in rainforest, Mount Kinabalu, Borneo, May, 2013. Filmed for the BBC series Wonders of The Monsoon

Background imageIntricate Collection: Crazy Quilt, c. 1938. Creator: William Kieckhofel

Crazy Quilt, c. 1938. Creator: William Kieckhofel
Crazy Quilt, c. 1938

Background imageIntricate Collection: Panel depicting various species of flowers, Tarouca, Portugal (ceramic tiles)

Panel depicting various species of flowers, Tarouca, Portugal (ceramic tiles)
1126749 Panel depicting various species of flowers, Tarouca, Portugal (ceramic tiles) by Portuguese School; Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Salzedas, Tarouca

Background imageIntricate Collection: Shiva Nataraja, Chola Dynasty (bronze)

Shiva Nataraja, Chola Dynasty (bronze)
2597496 Shiva Nataraja, Chola Dynasty (bronze) by Indian School (11th century); 87.6x71.7x24.7 cm; Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, USA; (add.info.: Nataraja, The Lord (or King) of Dance)

Background imageIntricate Collection: Disk Brooch with Cameo, Langobardic (mount); Roman (cameo), ca

Disk Brooch with Cameo, Langobardic (mount); Roman (cameo), ca. 600 (mount); 100-300 (cameo)

Background imageIntricate Collection: Hallway to Burial Chamber, Tomb of Ramses V and VI, KV9, Valley of the Kings

Hallway to Burial Chamber, Tomb of Ramses V and VI, KV9, Valley of the Kings, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Luxor, Thebes, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageIntricate Collection: Ulugh Beg Observatory Museum, also known as Ulugbek Observatory Museum, Samarkand

Ulugh Beg Observatory Museum, also known as Ulugbek Observatory Museum, Samarkand
Uzbekistan, Samarkand, Ulugh Beg Observatory Museum, also known as Ulugbek Observatory Museum

Background imageIntricate Collection: Russia, Saint Petersburg, Decorative interior, Catherine Palace, Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin

Russia, Saint Petersburg, Decorative interior, Catherine Palace, Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin

Background imageIntricate Collection: allium sphaerocephalon, allium, green subject

allium sphaerocephalon, allium, green subject
Allium sphaerocephalon Allium Green subject

Background imageIntricate Collection: Poppy, Icelandic poppy, Papaver croceum, Papaver nudicaule

Poppy, Icelandic poppy, Papaver croceum, Papaver nudicaule
Iceland poppy, Papaver nudicaule, front view showing stigma and stamens

Background imageIntricate Collection: Passion flower, Passiflora

Passion flower, Passiflora

Background imageIntricate Collection: Plaza de Espana with canal and bridge, Maria Luisa Park, Seville, Andalusia, Spain

Plaza de Espana with canal and bridge, Maria Luisa Park, Seville, Andalusia, Spain, Europe

Background imageIntricate Collection: Jain Temple rooftop, Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer

Jain Temple rooftop, Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer
Intricately carved sandstone details on a Jain Temple rooftop, Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India

Background imageIntricate Collection: Delhi, India - Tomb of Shams Uddin Altamash

Delhi, India - Tomb of Shams Uddin Altamash (Shams ud-Din Iltutmish). Date: 1911

Background imageIntricate Collection: Santiago de Compostela - Basilica - Portico de la Gloria

Santiago de Compostela - Basilica - Portico de la Gloria
Santiago de Compostela, Spain - Basilica - Portico de la Gloria Date: circa 1910s

Background imageIntricate Collection: Santiago de Compostela, Spain - The Basilica

Santiago de Compostela, Spain - The Basilica
Santiago de Compostela, Spain - La Basilica (Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela), Puerta del Obradoiro - the reputed burial place of Saint James the Great, the apostle of Jesus Christ

Background imageIntricate Collection: Alhambra Palace, Granada, Spain - Mirador of Lindaraja

Alhambra Palace, Granada, Spain - Mirador of Lindaraja (or Daraxa) - The dressing room or bedroom of the Sultana had this bay window (or a mirador)

Background imageIntricate Collection: Harvard House, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England

Harvard House, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. Built in 1596 by Thomas Rogers, grandfather of the benefactor of Harvard University, John Harvard. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageIntricate Collection: RF- Looking up under the gills of toadstools of Porcelain fungus (Oudemansiella mucida)

RF- Looking up under the gills of toadstools of Porcelain fungus (Oudemansiella mucida), Cornwall, UK

Background imageIntricate Collection: Common Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio machaon) backlit showing wing structure. Podere Montecucco

Common Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio machaon) backlit showing wing structure. Podere Montecucco, Orvieto, Umbria, Italy, October

Background imageIntricate Collection: RF- Chanterelle mushroom (Cantharellus cibarius), gill detail

RF- Chanterelle mushroom (Cantharellus cibarius), gill detail

Background imageIntricate Collection: RF- Close up of Leaves of Red Oak (Quercus rubra) in autumn. October

RF- Close up of Leaves of Red Oak (Quercus rubra) in autumn. October

Background imageIntricate Collection: Detail of sponge (Chalinula nematifera) Maldives, Indian Ocean

Detail of sponge (Chalinula nematifera) Maldives, Indian Ocean

Background imageIntricate Collection: Zanzibar door and lock, Stonetown, Zanzibar, Tanzania

Zanzibar door and lock, Stonetown, Zanzibar, Tanzania

Background imageIntricate Collection: Mythological and flower mofits decorating part of the 11 Century Pieve di Corsignano

Mythological and flower mofits decorating part of the 11 Century Pieve di Corsignano, near Pienza, Tuscany, Italy

Background imageIntricate Collection: Carvings on Birbal Bhavan, Fatehpur Sikri (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Uttar Pradesh

Carvings on Birbal Bhavan, Fatehpur Sikri (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Uttar Pradesh, India

Background imageIntricate Collection: Chariot Wheel on the base of the Surya Temple (stone)

Chariot Wheel on the base of the Surya Temple (stone)
DND221223 Chariot Wheel on the base of the Surya Temple (stone) by Indian School, (13th century); Sun Temple, Konark, Orissa

Background imageIntricate Collection: Intricate tree branches

Intricate tree branches

Background imageIntricate Collection: Abstract of tree branches and birds

Abstract of tree branches and birds

Background imageIntricate Collection: Roots on a banyan tree

Roots on a banyan tree

Background imageIntricate Collection: Human shadow over sprawling roots on a banyan tree

Human shadow over sprawling roots on a banyan tree

Background imageIntricate Collection: Sprawling roots on a banyan tree

Sprawling roots on a banyan tree

Background imageIntricate Collection: Forbidden City Emperor's Palace, Beijing, China

Forbidden City Emperor's Palace, Beijing, China

Background imageIntricate Collection: Parclose screen, St Mary's Church, Worstead, Norfolk (b/w photo)

Parclose screen, St Mary's Church, Worstead, Norfolk (b/w photo)
CLF294229 Parclose screen, St Mary's Church, Worstead, Norfolk (b/w photo) by Evans, Frederick Henry (1853-1943); (add.info)

Background imageIntricate Collection: Rood screen, St Mary's Church, Worstead, Norfolk (b/w photo)

Rood screen, St Mary's Church, Worstead, Norfolk (b/w photo)
CLF294227 Rood screen, St Mary's Church, Worstead, Norfolk (b/w photo) by Evans, Frederick Henry (1853-1943); (add.info)

Background imageIntricate Collection: The round closet at the north end of the Long Gallery at Syon House, Middlesex

The round closet at the north end of the Long Gallery at Syon House, Middlesex, from The Country Houses of Robert Adam
CLF289892 The round closet at the north end of the Long Gallery at Syon House, Middlesex, from The Country Houses of Robert Adam, by Eileen Harris, published 2007 (b/w photo) by English Photographer

Background imageIntricate Collection: Laurence Housman, illustrator, A Farm in Fairyland

Laurence Housman, illustrator, A Farm in Fairyland
Laurence Housman, (18 July 1865 ?? 20 February 1959) playwright, writer and illustrator. Illustration from A Farm in Fairyland within the article by Dr Richard Garnett

Background imageIntricate Collection: A collection of English, Dutch and oriental silver miniatures. Date: 1954

A collection of English, Dutch and oriental silver miniatures. Date: 1954

Background imageIntricate Collection: Interior of St Mary's Church, Worstead, Norfolk (b/w photo)

Interior of St Mary's Church, Worstead, Norfolk (b/w photo)
CLF294231 Interior of St Mary's Church, Worstead, Norfolk (b/w photo) by Evans, Frederick Henry (1853-1943); (add.info.: building began in 1379; font dates from c14th; rood screen behind)

Background imageIntricate Collection: The font, St Mary's Church, Worstead, Norfolk (b/w photo)

The font, St Mary's Church, Worstead, Norfolk (b/w photo)
CLF294230 The font, St Mary's Church, Worstead, Norfolk (b/w photo) by Evans, Frederick Henry (1853-1943); (add.info.: building began in 1379; font dates from c14th; rood screen behind)

Background imageIntricate Collection: Interior Doorway, Wells Cathedral (b/w photo)

Interior Doorway, Wells Cathedral (b/w photo)
CLF294151 Interior Doorway, Wells Cathedral (b/w photo) by Evans, Frederick Henry (1853-1943); © Country Life

Background imageIntricate Collection: Detail of a rood screen, St Mary's Church, Worstead, Norfolk (b/w photo) (see 294226)

Detail of a rood screen, St Mary's Church, Worstead, Norfolk (b/w photo) (see 294226)
CLF294228 Detail of a rood screen, St Mary's Church, Worstead, Norfolk (b/w photo) (see 294226) by Evans, Frederick Henry (1853-1943); (add.info)




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"Unveiling the Intricate Beauty: From Antique Maps to Ethereal Paintings" Step into a world wonders, where every detail tells a story. An antique map of Tasmania takes us on a journey through time, unraveling the secrets of this enchanting island. Meanwhile, in Kathok Wodsallin Gompa, Sikkim, an awe-inspiring Padmasambhava statue stands tall, its intricately carved features reflecting the devotion and artistry of its creators. As we gaze upon the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, our eyes are met with Michelangelo's masterpiece - a symphony of colors and shapes meticulously painted to create breathtaking scenes from biblical tales. The Cathedral in Peterborough captivates us with its architectural splendor; each delicate arch and ornate detail whispering stories from centuries past. In another corner of the world lies Ethiopia's hidden gem - a famous painting adorning the ceiling depicting 80 Ethiopian cherubs with their wings gracefully spread. This artistic marvel showcases not only skill but also cultural richness that transcends borders. Moving northwards to Lincolnshire, England, we find ourselves standing before Lincoln Cathedral and Exchequer Gate - an exquisite fusion of Gothic architecture and intricate stone carvings that transport us back to medieval times. Buddhist spirituality finds expression at Boudha Stupa in Kathmandu as prayer flags flutter around this sacred monument. Its elegant design symbolizes harmony between man and nature while inviting introspection within oneself. The Old Bailey Law Courts proudly display The Scales of Justice above their entrance – an emblematic representation reminding all who enter about fairness and impartiality within our legal system. Exeter Cathedral's West Front beckons visitors with its grandeur; every sculpted figure seems alive amidst elaborate decorations showcasing craftsmanship at its finest. Crossing over to Cardiff Bay brings us face-to-face with Millennium Centre – a modern architectural marvel that seamlessly blends intricate design with contemporary aesthetics.