Decorative Iron Crosses
- (Iron Cross (comics)) Iron Cross, in comics, may refer to: * Iron Cross (Marvel Comics), a Marvel Comics character * Iron Cross (DC Comics), a member of the DC team the Aryan Brigade * Iron Cross (Astro City), a German superhero in Kurt Busiek's comic book series Astro City
- (Iron cross) The Iron Cross was a military decoration of the Kingdom of Prussia, and later of Germany, which was established by King Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia and first awarded on 10 March 1813 in Breslau, during the Napoleonic Wars.
- (Iron Cross (band)) Iron Cross is a hardcore/Oi! band from Baltimore, Maryland and Washington D.C..
- The highest German military decoration for bravery, instituted in 1813
- cosmetic: serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose; "cosmetic fenders on cars"; "the buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative"
- Serving to make something look more attractive; ornamental
- Relating to decoration
- (decorativeness) an appearance that serves to decorate and make something more attractive
I like the contrast of the decorative wrought iron cross against the fairly crudely hand-painted name.
Makes me wonder why? Has the original inscription rotted away and this is a temporary fixture? Or could the family only afford the pretty cross and had to DIY the inscription?
Many of the family tombs in the cemeteries of Paris have beautiful decorative patterns in their heavy iron doors. This one is from Cimetiere du Montmartre.
Paris, France, 2005
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