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In the Sweat of thy face shalt thou Eat Bread by Tom Gomez

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This cartouche, which originally came from one of the baxters’ (Baker’s) buildings in Dean Village, is incorporated into the wall of Deanbrae House at the south end of Dean Bridge in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The inscription on the cartouche reads:
In the Sweat of thy face shalt thou Eat Bread
Gen 3 Verse 19
Anno Dom 1619

Deanbrae House has at various times been called, House Of Coll or Kirkbrae House.

Deanbrae House is an Historic Scotland Category B Listed Building (HB Number 29598).

The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Lens: Sigma 18-200mm


Single RAW image Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro 4.0.1.

Related shots can be found at: Edinburgh or you can look at all my HDR shots.

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  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...about 4 years ago

    this is stunning!

  • Thank you so much Charmiene, I love to find old carvings like this …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...about 4 years ago

    wonderful dear Tom.x

  • Thank you so much dear Catherine …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Andrew Ness -
    Andrew Ness - ...about 4 years ago

    Nicely found and great description!

  • Thank you kindly Andrew …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Pat Yager
    Pat Yagerabout 4 years ago

    Wow, Tom, a delightful piece of art to see, and almost 400 years old!

  • Thank you Pat, it is nice to find these things, I find them so interesting …

    – Tom Gomez

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2about 4 years ago

  • Racheli
    Racheliabout 4 years ago

    Great interesting find, wonderful capture Tom..:-)

  • Thank you kindly Rachel …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...about 4 years ago

    Great find and capture. Tom – superb image!

  • Thank you so much dear Mattie …

    – Tom Gomez

  • patjila
    patjilaabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture and for always archived now in history Tom,
    very nice!

  • Thank you kindly patjila ..

    – Tom Gomez

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownabout 4 years ago

    Is a cartouche French for cartoon Tom? I dont see dead people; I see T-shirts Tom!! Excellent find :o)

  • Hehe, ya nutter, I always look forward to your visits mate …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawabout 4 years ago

    Well spotted Tom!

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • Cheers Bob …

    – Tom Gomez

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