Tuesday, 1 July 2008

X shapes






The X shape is very popular in churches, in coat of arms, and in flags, like the Scottish flag with the St.Andrew cross and the Irish flag with the St. Patrick cross.( still used in Northern Ireland)
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20 comments:

Petunia said...

This is so great and you have found a lot of beautiful X's!
I only found a boring one;)
Petunia's ABC

RuneE said...

It is called The St. Andrew's Cross (or Saltire). St. Andrew is believed to have been martyred on such a cross.

Mam said...

Yay! Beautiful X's
Nancy

John said...

Nice shots and very interesting X post.

Dragonstar said...

More X's. You've done so well this week.

CaBaCuRl said...

This is very clever I think, and lots of beautiful old buldings too.

Greyscale Territory said...

Lovely church shots! And enjoyed your comments too!

ellen b. said...

You found some beauties. I like them all...

Müge Tekil said...

I visited many many churches but I had never looked carefully at these "X" shapes. Thanks for having opened my eyes! I wish you a wonderful Wednesday!

babooshka said...

There are certainly plenty of x' s to choose from in such beautiful buidings.

Jerez said...

Oh very creative approach to X!
Nice photos too.

I wish I could think of something besides xylophone.
How ever I do have one to photograph! :)

raf said...

Excellent, creative post! Your blog as a whole is very interesting and attractive with lovely images. Thank you for sharing!

Gary said...

Wonderful choices for X.

Gary
Bodge's Bulletin

Blue said...

Xcellents X's with lovely photo's

ArneA said...

I was looking for a road sign with X, but that is probably history due to roundabouts.
Your crosses are great.
Difficult letter

Miss_Yves said...

Très belles photos!De beaux monuments!
J'ai également photographié des formes de X en architecture, dans l'ameublement et le jardin!
miss Yves

Liz said...

Those are lovely Xs. I couldn't think of anything yet you have shown that when we are observant we will see many!

me ann my camera said...

wow, I learned of Ethelred in my high school history many years ago!
ann at:
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kjpweb said...

That's even better than you other X!
Wonderful images!
Cheers, Klaus

Janice Thomson said...

Your powers of observation are wonderful. Great photos for the theme!