Sunday, October 21, 2018

Quill Pen

Burgos Cathedral

"It is not known when the first quills appeared, but it is known that some parts of the Dead Sea Scrolls were written with quill in 2nd century BC. St. Isidore of Seville mentions them in the 7th century in his writings, and it is believed that quills then began to spread as a popular method of writing as better than reed pens. With quills, it was easy to write on parchment and vellum." ~

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Friday, October 19, 2018


The star-shape vaulted ceiling over the Chapel of the Constable in the Burgos Cathedral.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Chapel of the Constable

The Chapel of the Constable in Burgos Cathedral, begun in 1482, was founded by the Constable of Castile, Pedro Fernández de Velasco, and his wife Dona Mencia de Mendoza. It was designed by Simón de Colonia.