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White shell by Sparrowsalvage, via Flickr

White shell by Sparrowsalvage, via Flickr

Blott Kerr-Wilson, shell artist:  Ballymaloe fountain, nymphée de coquillages

Blott Kerr-Wilson, shell artist: Ballymaloe fountain, nymphée de coquillages

Detail of the José Ramòn Gallego Rebollar shell house: a sea crab, smoking.

Detail of the José Ramòn Gallego Rebollar shell house: a sea crab, smoking.

Detail from the Chapel of Saint Anne.

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Detail from the Chapel of Saint Anne.

A glimpse of the Margate Shell Grotto. Discovered in the 1830s, the grotto is an underground structure, possibly ancient but of uncertain date--the lamps used to light it in the Victorian period among other things have made radiocarbon dating impossible.

A glimpse of the Margate Shell Grotto. Discovered in the 1830s, the grotto is an underground structure, possibly ancient but of uncertain date--the lamps used to light it in the Victorian period among other things have made radiocarbon dating impossible.

Detail from the Shell House ar Pontypool Park, UK

Detail from the Shell House ar Pontypool Park, UK

Another glimpse of A la Ronde by Tim Hodson. Amazing to imagine a woman making such extensive mosaics in such constricted space--and in 19th-century clothing!

Another glimpse of A la Ronde by Tim Hodson. Amazing to imagine a woman making such extensive mosaics in such constricted space--and in 19th-century clothing!

Detail from the Chapel of Saint Anne.

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Detail from the Chapel of Saint Anne.

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