> Basically I'm trying to figure out from the Dowell photos if
> this block has been whitewashed or not ..
> Opinion please..
The yellower color in Dowell's corner block might be a lighting artifact, perhaps due to the light bouncing off the west end wall (which is dark). In contrast, look at Bauvel's photo that Thanos posted here today and see how white the block is:
The cartouche block does look a bit glossier/reflective, but I suppose it's even possible that one block enjoyed a more perpendicular flash than the other.
Post Edited (12-Sep-14 00:30)
How can any of us ever know, when all we can do is think?