I have to agree, and thank you for posting that Mark.
This place is beyond any measure of value, as are the folk on here who share their knowledge, time, and characters. Thank you Sam and Abigail...
Kinda like the government - no one is gonna take the responsibilty for doin' it and no one will know how it coulda happened?
They'll vanish tomorrow without apologies or explanation...
Two more photos, before and after restoration of a fantastic Art Nouveau/Symbolist sculpture by Leonardo Bistolfi.
Carved in 1902-1904.
(The base of the sculpture is shaped...