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Monday, March 8, 2010

TOWER

LUCY CORRANDER PICTURES JUST PICTURES - TOWER - MARCH 1ST 2010 - SONY DSC-T77 - DSC06443  -  WYKE REGIS  -  WEYMOUTH

14 comments:

Gary said...

A great lesson in perspective.

Hermes said...

I'm too literary - I love this but thought of Rapunzel and then of 'Stands the Church clock at ten to three?
And is there honey still for tea? by Rupert Brooke.

joey said...

Very cool, Lucy!

Marka said...

And the top of the tower is waaaay up there.

James said...

That's a great looking tower.

Sammy Thorley said...

This photo is very clever its like dramatic I am really impressed Well Done

Lucy Corrander said...

Hello Gary.

The photo that follows (Tuesday 9th March) goes with this perspective. They are non-identical twins.

Lucy

Lucy Corrander said...

Hello Hermes

I missed a chance there - I should have gone there on purpose at the right time!

Lucy

Lucy Corrander said...

Hello Joey - glad you like the tower photo. You might like to know the church it is part of was built around 1455 - so it's old as well as tall!

Lucy

Lucy Corrander said...

Hello Marka.

By looking it up on the internet I discover this tower is 261 feet above sea level. I suppose that means the top of it, rather than its foot. Not sure. I haven't been able to find out the height of the building itself. I've tried looking around on the internet for more information but just about every site says the same things about it in roughly the same words so they must all be quoting the same source - which means this could be wrong but I hope it's right! The main thing these sites want to mention is that, being on a hill by the sea, this church was used as a navigational aid to mariners. Can't even verify that. My rowing boat has a hole in it and the seas alongside Chesil Beach are pretty rough! I don't want to become one of the wrecks they mention too.

Lucy

Lucy Corrander said...

Hello James.

I agree, it's an impressive tower.

You could have done it better justice than me though because your lens would get to its top. There were birds coming in and out of the window (that's probably not the right technical term as I think it's where the sound of the bells come out rather than a place for people to look from) and they would have made a dramatic, gothic-style picture - but my camera couldn't manage that height with sufficient crispness so I focused on the clock instead.

Lucy

Lucy Corrander said...

Hello Sammy.

Accepting compliments about photos of buildings is always a little awkward because all the credit really goes to the architect! I wonder who he was . . . five hundred years away! (Bound to have been a 'he' then I would guess.)

Glad you like the picture.

Lucy

Scott (AKA Bull Rhino) said...

That is a beautiful old tower. I think it is interesting that they painted the downspout red. I would have thought that they would paint it gray so it would blend in instead of standing out but maybe they wanted the modern look. What do you think? I also really like the tall pole that you did in the next post. Were you feeling really small those days (or that day)??? LOL!

Thanks for sharing both those beautiful photos.

Lucy Corrander said...

Hello Scott

I've seen grey drainpipes on Churches and other such buildings and they can look very dowdy and horrid, especially where there are joins. I think it's nice to be bold and, if you have a drainpipe - make the most of it.

(I took several pictures of the drainpipe with it as the point of interest - so it certainly drew my respect and attention!)

On the other hand, there may be a very mundane reason . . . like rust doesn't show, or it's especially weatherproof . . . (or on offer!)

I took this photo and the lampost about three weeks apart from each other but felt they should be shown together. I often feel small. Photographing trees and the sea keeps me in my place!

Lucy

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