Friday, March 7, 2014

5 in 5 in the 1830s

I was in the city centre on Wednesday wondering where to focus for my 5 in 5 (following Sandie’s framework of taking lots of photos in 5 minutes and then sharing the best 5).  Then a lightbulb clicked on and I realised that this was a perfect way to explore some of the interesting nooks and crannies of the city over the coming months.  5 minutes to really look at a small area seems a great plan.

So I went into an old churchyard that I walk past regularly and started clicking.   From the dates on the gravestones I was clearly in use in the 1830s and earlier.


I love how the green lichen accentuates the carved details on the stones


I was also interested in some of the contrast between old and modern like this new red door above the lovely stair


and the modern ornate gates


and most of all I was intrigued that this building is for lease.


I hope someone has some interesting and imaginative plans to use it.  I really hope it becomes something that engages with people and allows us into the building.  It would make a fun starting point for themed walks or a nice cosy workroom.

While thinking about 5 in 5 I had another lightbulb moment – I suddenly remembered the 12 on the 12th meme that was so popular a few years ago – funny how some memes fall away.  anyway I thought I’d do a 12 photo capture of my day on the 12th of this month.

Thanks to Sandie for hosting 5 in 5 – and making me brain spark this month.


alexa said...

These are fascinating, Helena, and give us a great glimpse into the beauty of the place in which you live. I love that lichen-covered stone - and what a glorious place to rent! Are you tempted?

Sian said...

Oh, to live in a tower Though maybe book shelves would be tricky!

Miriam said...

These are gorgeous Helena, I would love to have that tower as a work room! And those gates!! beautiful.

Prairie Jill said...

Gorgeous shots! My favourite is the one with the red door. Wow! The colours and composition are just perfect.
Can't wait to see more of your city!

Sandie said...

I love taking photos in cemetery's Helena, there are so many interesting things to discover. The lichen really does give detail to the carvings, and I am glad this challenge was helpful in sparking your brain. I like the idea of 12 photos of my day... I may join you in this.
What an amazing building to Let. I can see a tea room or creative space... wish I lived nearer to find out more!! Thank you for joining in this month and for sparking my brain too!!

joy said...

What a great selection of photos, Helena. I would love to join your 12 on 12.
Joy x x

Karen said...

Great idea, and great photos! I really liked the 12 on the 12th meme, and did it for at least a year. I'd join in if you start again.

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love the pix from the graveyard.

marsha said...

love the lichen on the stones

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