Monday, 12 January 2009

12/365 Lone confetti

A lone piece of confetti clings to the gate of St Edmund's Church, Allestree. This is, I think, the oldest church in Allestree and dates form the 12th Century (although only an ornate doorway survives of the original) and this is the best I could do given low light (!) and no tripod. (Please don't peek at my pixels!) The green reflection is from grass within the churchyard, and some rainwater has pooled on the strap hinge just left of centre. While we are having such grey days I think I'll keep my tripod in the car, and before the year is out, I'll take a shot of the whole lychgate which is rather beautiful.

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Lychgate: noun, a roofed gate to a churchyard, formerly used as a temporary shelter for the bier during funerals.
Bier: noun, a coffin along with its stand.

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  1. A beautiful shot and I enjoy the history too.

  2. I like the angle and DOF is nice. Good perspective.

  3. Ooooo, I love gates and fences photos so this is right up my alley. :)

  4. Can't believe you noticed that little piece of confetti! Great shot.

  5. Very intriguing--I'd like to see more of this church!

  6. Great shot and dop! I love old buildings they have so much history to them!



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