Things of wood I have seen #1: An inspirational horse and rider

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Blog entry by mtkate posted 02-03-2010 04:31 AM 4073 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Whenever I travel, particularly since I got the bug, I make it a point to visit somewhere that houses things made of wood by known or unknown craftsmen so I can fawn over their wonderful creations.

I thought I should start sharing.

A few years ago I had the fortune to take a trip to Ireland. We were using Shannon airport as our arrival and departure hub. The very last day of travel, we decided to go and visit Bunratty Castle. I did not want to go at first, because it’s a recreated village and I thought it would be too touristy. However, I was pleasantly surprised. They have retained many beautiful treasures inside the castle. The horse and rider made me go absolutely gaga. It’s nearly life sized. I believe it is early 17th century. My partner had to drag me away.

I imagine it is likely limewood, as were many sculptures of the day.

Horse and Rider

Hope you enjoy.

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#1 posted 02-03-2010 04:34 AM

Thats cool thanks for sharing


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#2 posted 02-03-2010 04:40 AM

Wow, now I want to take a vacation and check it out. I love sculpture.

-- Brian Meeks,

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#3 posted 02-03-2010 04:42 AM

Such a lovely country.. the Emerald Isle..

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#4 posted 02-03-2010 04:45 AM

life size ?

thats pretty cool .

good hobby ,
i’l have to do that when i get to travel next .

thanks !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 02-03-2010 09:19 AM

thankĀ“s for sharimg it with us


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#6 posted 02-03-2010 07:47 PM

Love seeing others work. My Icon is in a small restaurant in Red River, NM. Totally of small pieces of wood

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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