Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Ironwork in Rome

It was just over a year ago that I shared some of the historical ironwork of Amiens Cathedral in France.

Ironwork has always interested me a great deal, be it in the context of the ecclesiastical, or secular forms of public architecture, or the domestic. From gates and fences, to architectural ornament, ironworks can add a great deal to a building, interiorly and exteriorly.

Accordingly, I was rather interested when I saw that John Sonnen had recently embarked on a little series of the ironworks of Rome.

Here are three of his photos.

While we are on this topic, permit me to share with you as well this photo of some of the ironwork found within St. James, Spanish Place, in London.

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