Saturday, September 15, 2012

Trivia!

The name of this architectural feature comes from the old french word for "throat" as they were used to channel water. Their usefulness in warding off evil spirits came later and is up for debate.

3 comments:

  1. Flying butresses? I found your blog a few months ago while doing costuming research. I live near the DC area too. I've been quietly reading...but now I'm here to say that there is an award for you on my blog! Thanks for sharing your information!
    Laurie

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  2. Oops, well, I guess I should tell you where my blog is.
    http://teacupsamongthefabric.blogspot.com/2012/10/liebster-award.html
    Laurie

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  3. Many thanks! That's a close guess for the trivia, and I will look forward to reading your blog.

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