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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 8th August, 2012)


Mosaic on the lawn at St David's School, Haigh.

Photo: Alan Banks  (Panasonic DMC-TZ3)
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Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 8th August 2012 at 03:03

Wonder how many were involved and how long it took them to make this, Alan and what is it`s diameter?
Wikipedia states :-
"Mosaic is the art of creating images with an assemblage of small pieces of colored glass, stone, or other materials. It may be a technique of decorative art, an aspect of interior decoration, or of cultural and spiritual significance as in a cathedral. Small pieces, normally roughly quadratic, of stone or glass of different colors, known as tesserae, (diminutive tessellae), are used to create a pattern or picture."
There then follows a huge amount of info ending with a list of further reading !!

Comment by: Mick on 8th August 2012 at 06:26

Looks like its got the badges of St Davids, Our Ladys and the other Aspull school who designed it

Comment by: Bren on 8th August 2012 at 06:49

That's beautiful !!!

Comment by: Janice on 8th August 2012 at 08:41

Interesting photo Alan. Do you know the story behind the mosaic and the relevance of the pictures in t?

Comment by: alan banks on 9th August 2012 at 12:08

its diameter ernest is about 1 meter, i think the story behind the windmill which has just been renovated not far from the school ,is that it used to pump water to the old haigh brewery. check it out on wigan world.

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