Cover that Font!

@p1kef1sh (45696)
February 24, 2020 4:06pm CST
No, not Sans serif or Arial, this font is of the baptismal variety and has the most enormous and ornate cover that must be lifted using a pulley system. Fonts in England were covered to stop people from stealing the consecrated holy water. This cover dates from the year 1475 and is one of the most majestic examples in England.
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@JudyEv (213268)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Feb
Wow, that is some cover. They REALLY didn't want anyone to steal the water, did they?
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
25 Feb
I think not.
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@BarBaraPrz (27224)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
25 Feb
Glad you mentioned that it had to be lifted by a pulley system. Otherwise, it would take quite a few altar boys to lift it, and possibly get hernias.
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
25 Feb
Plenty more where those lads came from! LOL.
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@topffer (40767)
• France
24 Feb
The stoups were also covered? It is beautiful, a great masterpiece of late Gothic. Where is this church ?
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@p1kef1sh (45696)
25 Feb
Ewelme in Oxfordshire, I used to live there a lifetime ago.
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• Pamplona, Spain
29 Feb
Wow, really like that very beautiful have not seen any like this for ages and ages.
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@allen0187 (38913)
• Philippines
30 Apr
That looks great! Got to love a design like that.