The Library at Cardiff Castle

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    Built on the ruins of a Roman fort, Cardiff castle in Wales was originally built by the Normans in the 11th century with its most recent major renovations by the 3rd Marquess of Bute. Above the fireplace in the library are 5 statues each holding a tablet with an 'ancient' language alphabets reflecting the importance the 3rd Marquess attributed to knowledge. In order from left to right:

    Greek --- Assyrian --- Aramaic --- Hieroglyphics --- Runic/Celtic

    The castle also houses a room designed with a Turkish Islamic Turkish theme, in a Welsh castle in the 19th century?!? Imagine that! Prophet Muhammad said, "If anyone seeks the path of knowledge, Allah (God) will make for them a path to paradise"

    Valter Jacinto | Portugal, hisstareia, and 6 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Mowling 101 months ago | reply

      I like the crop suggestion, you've capture some amazing detail in this shot.

    2. jozefien* [deleted] 101 months ago | reply

      **This picture scored 3 /5 points from the flickrScorer group**

    3. virusfreak79 101 months ago | reply

      First Thought
      wow! what a detail. agree with the crop

    4. Swamibu 101 months ago | reply

      After much discussion, picture has been cropped... ;)

    5. yl_ksa [deleted] 101 months ago | reply

    6. emme.M 101 months ago | reply

      ** Score 7/10 from the Post and Rate group **

    7. lexmom95 101 months ago | reply me it seems a bit tilted which throws me off. But I love the detail.

    8. pleonasticism 101 months ago | reply

      I love it! Maybe increase contrast a little bit, but otherwise, a beautiful subject and decent composition.

      Score 6/10 from the 10 to 1 - Post one, score AND COMMENT on 10 Group

    9. saxonfenken 101 months ago | reply

      A good shot for indoors

      Score _8_/10 from the 10 to 1 - Post one, score AND COMMENT on 10 Group

    10. Uli1001 101 months ago | reply

      **A Thumbs UP from Fonzie's Faves

      Gute Details!

    11. karthik_nagaraj [deleted] 101 months ago | reply

      plus: Excellent capture! The colours, contrast and clarity are nice.
      minus: Nothing's perfect but then again the imperfections are probably miniscule. I am not okay with the crop but then again it is fine for what you are trying to frame....

    12. Claudia R M Maia 101 months ago | reply

      Well executed detail.
      Score 6.5/10 from the 10 to 1 - Post one, score AND COMMENT on 10 Group

    13. Indyblue 101 months ago | reply

      Love the details in this shot, nice work.

      Thank you for posting on WorldWalkers

    14. ZAK! 101 months ago | reply

      nice composition!

    15. tteerriitt 16 months ago | reply

      yes...stunning image and great information...thank you

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