Monday, 25 June 2012

Our World Tuesday - Downside

This is the Basilica of St Gregory the Great at Downside, although I have only ever called it just “Downside”.  It’s a Catholic abbey, monastery and school that sits in the “no man’s land” between Chilcompton and Stratton on the Fosse, back in Somerset, near to where I was born.
This picture was taken on a frosty morning, and somehow the light seems to add a kind of painterly feel to the image.  I have to say that I was disappointed that there was a car parked outside the buildings, as otherwise the image would have had a more “timeless” feel.  Oh well.
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18 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

frost. i keep forgetting you're in winter mode. i was thinking humidity and fog. :)

Tammie Lee said...

dreamy beautiful image, i would love to walk into it. nice clarity on your macros below.

Sylvia K said...

Terrific capture of a really lovely looking place! Looks like a painting!
It does look chilly!! Have a great week, Stewart!

Sylvia

ladyfi said...

That's a gorgeous shot!

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Yep, gorgeous and atmospheric!

Gary said...

It does have the feel of a painting!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Valerie said...

It does look like a painting Stewart and agree with above comment that it is atmospheric. Cool shot!

eileeninmd said...

Wow, what a beautiful scene. It is lovely. Thanks for sharing, have a great week ahead.

Mama Zen said...

Oh, that is gorgeous!

darlin said...

Beautiful, beautiful and beautiful! I love this... can you tell? lol

What a magnificent place to visit, I'd love to explore something such as this!

Have a wonderful week Stewart!

Cheers.

Min fotogen said...

We have just got the green leefs and a taste of the summer, interesting to see this nice pic from downunder!
Brr...cold..

Dianne said...

I love the frosty effect in this capture Stewart ... It looks like a painting.

NatureStop said...

That does indeed have a paited look and a great capture!Have a great day!

Shantana

Fun60 said...

I wonder if you miss the frosty mornings! They can certainly transform something quite ordinary into something spectacular. I don't know this part of the country but it certainly looks beautiful. I'm saving those parts of Britain I haven't been to for when I'm no longer up to the long distance travelling. Although with my map reading of late there's no knowing where I might end up.

Lucie Cermanova said...

Amazing shot! Like a painting. Have a nice day.

heyBJK said...

That's gorgeous, Stewart! It almost looks like a painting!

Black Jack's Carol said...

I agreed about the "painterly feel" to your beautiful photograph, and empathized with the desire to move that car. So many times, I have wanted to do just that when trying to get a photo :)

Pat Tillett said...

Very nice and it does have painting look to it!