A stone floor is a very practical choice for high traffic areas like a hall. It’s easy to clean, hard wearing and won’t be damaged by water or dirt, pets or children. But once you’ve decided on stone, which one do you choose? These 4 questions will help you find the perfect stone for your home.
The Brihadeeswarar Temple is a Hindu temple in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. The temple was built in 1010AD, in dedication to the god Shiva, and is still the largest temple in India. The entire temple is made out of granite stones, with the giant bull Nandi carved from a huge single granite stone standing at 13 feet high and 16 feet long. The outside of the temple is also decorated with hundreds of painted sculptures, all contained within its vast complex. Temples in this period were built […]
I recently stumbled across an amazing artist who works solely in slate! The nature of the shape of slate creates stunning visual effects in terms of shadow and light. The image shows Alan Turing, who “did more than any other to make possible the breaking of the German Enigma codes at the secret Station X at Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire.”. On his website http://www.stephenkettle.co.uk, Stephen explains that the process takes a great deal of time, an average of 60 hours per week! He goes on to say that this process […]