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May 31, 2011

Marseilles Tile

A visit to the reclamation yard:
Realisation that the stock has swelled since the Earthquakes: there are surely more corbels and cornices; architraves and mouldings; ceiling roses and newell posts than I have ever seen before.  There seems to be acres of roofing iron and crates and crates of tiles...  Many different ages and styles reflecting the different areas of afflicted housing around Christchurch.  And if I had an idea that the turtle-stamped tile in the Wellington Botanic Gardens, came from Marseilles, here is the stamped address: such elaborate detail hidden for the life of a building inside the roof.

I didn't find what I was looking for today, but I did enjoy exploring!

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