Tufa crockets for the southern chapel
After a visit to the Utrecht Dom Tower for a quote, I took the time to shoot a few pictures of our recently completed work on the Dom cathedral. To be precise, the 3 facades of the South Chapel on the Pandhof side.
If you'll remember: a few months ago we had carved 29 large tuff stone crockets for the pointed arches of the cathedral in Utrecht. Now Serge and Stide did carve the majority of the flowers, but it was looking all so beautiful that I wanted to give it some attention here on my blog as well.
Much more tuff stone has been replaced more than just these 29 tuff lace flowers: all three gables were reconstructed and in the buttresses right next to it quite a few new stone blocks were used, which can be identified by their lighter color. This work was carried out by restoration contractor Nico De Bont from Vught and Slotboom Stonemasons from Winterswijk, with whom we work on four different projects (Arnhem, Den Bosch, Utrecht Cathedral and Utrecht Dom tower). The balustrade, the pointed arches and gargoyles have not been altered in this restoration. Anyway, it all looks beautiful again, and I'm happy and proud to look back on it.