Sunday, 17 June 2012

11th century axe work...

I was in France last week with a bunch of Y9s on a week long residential. I would like to have posted about the Romany gypsies in horse-drawn caravans who were parked on the road-side weaving willow baskets, but unfirtunately the coach was unable to stop, so you will have to make do instead with a few shaky and blurred photos of Normans using axes, as depicted on the Bayeux tapestry.

I have been to the tapestry museum five times now and really love it - there is someting magical about the figures and the craftsmanship is amazing. I seem to spot something new each time. Anyway, here's a few favourites:


hewing with a broad axe - not sure hewing towards ones groin
is something I would recommend - see my previous post about
thinking twice before doing something dangerous

more hewing and some adze work

slaughtering cattle and sheep

generally posing and showing off about the size of your axe

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