Mark W. Russell

Mark W. Russell

Posted on 07/15/2013


Photo taken on July 15, 2013



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Sanctuary Knocker


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Sanctuary Knocker, Durham Cathedral

Sanctuary Knocker, Durham Cathedral
Those who ‘had committed a great offence,’ such as murder in self-defence or breaking out of prison, could rap the knocker, and would be given 37 days of sanctuary within which they could try to reconcile with their enemies or plan their escape.

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DOMCHO
DOMCHO
Un groupe qui lui irait bien
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5 years ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Lovely capture..
Thank you for sharing :-))

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5 years ago.
Roadscum
Roadscum
Interesting, he looks a bit like a cross between a Green Man and a solar disc. The sticky up ears almost look cat-like. I wonder, is he another little nod to the religions that Christianity replaced?
5 years ago.
Mark W. Russell has replied to Roadscum
Yes - I thought there are strong Anglo Saxon and even Viking elements here. The cathedrals construction was begun in 1093 and largely completed within 40 years
5 years ago.
~ MerriMayhem ~
~ MerriMayhem ~
Love the back story Mark. He's an interesting character for a knocker that's for sure.
5 years ago.
Mark W. Russell has replied to ~ MerriMayhem ~
Thanks M - he has been an inspiration for me for years. I am SO glad I have now seen him for real. ;)
5 years ago.