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Sanctuary
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Re: Zennor Quoit
Mar 16, 2013, 20:20
Sanctuary wrote:
How come that this 1769 drawing by Borlase does not show the facade as it is now in the photo below, albeit from a different angle?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Zennorquoitborlase1.jpg

https://picasaweb.google.com/100525707086862773355/ZennorFacade?authkey=Gv1sRgCP2M5YzE68H7Qg#5853743664694836930

More to say but let's deal with this first :-)


Here's another drawing not as it should be by Dr Borlase's gt gt grandson W.C Borlase. This time of Trethevy Quoit and a copy of a photograpgh taken by Mr Lobb of Wadebridge, Cornwall.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Trethevyborlase2.jpg

And here is the quoit today from a very similar angle. Where is the supposed prostrate backstone in the copy of the photograph etched by Borlase gone?
https://picasaweb.google.com/100525707086862773355/TrethevyQuoit?authkey=Gv1sRgCJ_xncqL3qrogAE#5739781030919060642

Seems like he had the same habit as his gt gt grandfather and left out or added what he felt.
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