Detailed foliate carving in Lincoln Minster
Detail from an elaborately carved stone archway inside Lincoln Minster. Foliate carving abounds throughout the minster, the Gothic arches often formed of alternate bands of leaves and geometric devices such as the incredibly sharp pointed, concave-sided pyramid rows (or arrow-heads?) seen here. The creamy-buff limestone carving is beautifully complimented by the smooth, charcoal-coloured marble of the columns and capital shelves. This pairing recurs throughout the Cathedral.
Date taken: 06 June 2010.