Tuesday, December 13, 2011

V is for verdigris



Verdigris is a green or bluish patina formed on copper, brass, or bronze surfaces exposed to the atmosphere for long periods of time, consisting principally of basic copper sulfate.Source. This is a picture from my archives taken near Hamburg, Germany. The building dates back to 1644, according to the inscription, but I am not sure about the verdigris object...   Posted for ABC Wednesday.

17 comments:

  1. I don't think I heard this word before. Or I've forgotten ;) Thanks.

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  2. The Verdigris certainly looks very elegant - I would like something similar in my garden - wow - I am sure it would be very costly ! - thanks for sharing - Jane UK

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  3. What a great word and shot. It's a new word for me but the light post my parents had at the end of the walkway to their house had verdigris. I might try to dig up an old shot of their house and steal this word from you for V another time.

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  4. Thanks for sharing a new word with me too. Excellent photo of the Verdigris.

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  5. A great "V" word! And a nice illustration of it!

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  6. The courthouse in my hometown of Binghamton, NY has that color!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  7. OH! I love items coated in verdigris! Great post!

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  8. Very interesting!

    Please come and see the Voyage of the Mermaid. Happy holidays!

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  9. One of my favourite words as well as a favourite effect. I couldn't wait so long to achieve it and had to use a paint kit instead!

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  10. Instead of looking at the Verdigris thing, I tried to read the roman n° and when I finally had them together I saw that you had written it down !
    Conclusion, read the whole post first !!

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  11. Interesting!

    Please inspire me with your comment at my V entry thanks!

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  12. 1644!!! This Verdigris tells a lot!!!

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  13. I just love verdigris! I can never get enough of it. What a lovely example you given us too.

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  14. Great picture. Looks like an interesting building too. And oh, I love the verdigris... always love all kind of "patina" - that's what makes the character.

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