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Bamburgh 1/4

2009 Retrospective - I had a number of images I took last year that I would have liked to have posted on SC but time didn't allow.  For the time being I am posting a number of these, in no particular order, which I hope you will enjoy.

During our July Northumberland holiday we spent some time in the village of Bamburgh and went to St.Aidan's Parish Church.  The churches origins date from 635 AD when St. Aidan came to Lindisfarne from Iona. The present building is 13thC, the chancel is said to be the second longest in the country (60ft), and contains a magnificent reredos in Caen stone. There is an effigy of Grace Darling in the North Aisle. Her memorial is sited in the churchyard that it can be seen by passing ships.

Below you can click to hear a suitable piece of music for a church like this.

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Bamburgh 1/4

2009 Retrospective - I had a number of images I took last year that I would have liked to have posted on SC but time didn't allow.  For the time being I am posting a number of these, in no particular order, which I hope you will enjoy.

During our July Northumberland holiday we spent some time in the village of Bamburgh and went to St.Aidan's Parish Church.  The churches origins date from 635 AD when St. Aidan came to Lindisfarne from Iona. The present building is 13thC, the chancel is said to be the second longest in the country (60ft), and contains a magnificent reredos in Caen stone. There is an effigy of Grace Darling in the North Aisle. Her memorial is sited in the churchyard that it can be seen by passing ships.

Below you can click to hear a suitable piece of music for a church like this.

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comments (18)

Looks very long and squat to me, perhaps because it is on the coast. Looks like it was extended at some time as well. A pleasant scene though Brian, the tree frames it nicely.
Brian Walbey: Thanks les, it is a nice church inside also, I am showing that in the spring.
You are so lucky to have access to such structures! We just don't have this kind of thing in Canada. Nice catch!
Brian Walbey: We are lucky Dawn, North to South and East to West, almost everywhere has its old parish church. Thanks for your comment.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 7 Jan 2010, 02:15
To my eye, Brian, it looks like a combo of fort and town hall, but not like a church.

Fabulous building nevertheless.
Brian Walbey: It does look as thought the right hand side is an extension Ray, I agree. It is nice inside, I am showing that in the spring.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 7 Jan 2010, 06:01
Thank you for this image Brian: it's lovely
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chris.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 7 Jan 2010, 06:37
Great image , fabulous music
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tony, i used to sing the music in a choir I belonged to, one of my favourites.
Really well framed Brian, The choir sound beautiful.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Linda, I used to sing the music in a choir I belonged to, one of my favourites.
I visited Bamborough too and looked at the castle but cannot remember seeing this church. An interesting area.
Brian Walbey: The church is a bit up the road from the castle Chad, perhaps that's why you missed it.
lovely shot
frame superb...
I might have been tempted to clone out that wire..
smile
Cheers
Rob
Brian Walbey: Thanks Rob. I was tempted to clone the wire but it would have been a bit fiddly so I left it.
Just like Chad I remember the castle, the coast, the beaches, the pub ... but not the church.

richard
Brian Walbey: The church is a little way up the road from the centre Richard, you didn't mention the very inviting little tea room there as well.
Bamburgh is one of my favourite places and i love this piece of music
Brian Walbey: We liked bamburgh as well Bill. I used to sing the music with the choir I belonged to, it was one of my favourites.
Superbly captured with this natural framing Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Richard.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 Jan 2010, 15:15
A very impressive church, in its architectural composition a bit unusual or unique! We can still imagine its former importance as a spiritual centre. (I have been on Iona, a spiritual centre, too.) Finely framed photograph and the Purcell music is heavenly!
I googled the admirable story of Grace Darling: yes, a heroine!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Darling
Brian Walbey: Thanks Philine. I've never got quite as far as Iona, I believe it is a lovely place to visit. In a few days time I will be showing Grace Darlings grave in the graveyard of this church.
Interesting commentary, Brian - and a nice shot. I was up in Bamburgh a couple of years ago - must put up one of the castle.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tom. Bamburgh castle is a very popular subject, particularly from the beach, I never had time to get that far sadly.
I like the framing of this Brian. Interesting looking place.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Sheila, I will be showing the inside during April.
A charming shot Brian..and I like the framing.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Ron.
  • Alan
  • Southampton. UK
  • 7 Jan 2010, 18:16
Ahh.. a scene very fresh in my mind after my trip to the area last week. Funny, though - I did not have this sort of lighting when I visited! I'll watch your series with interest in see if I can fill in any missing gaps when I come to show my own photos of the area.
Brian Walbey: I suspect the ground was white rather than green and tarmac for your visit here Alan. I look forward to your shots from the area though.
I wonder if the stone wall is as old as the Church or is it a relatively recent addition, Brian?

The wooden bench gives the whole image a nice homely & cozy atmosphere. A very nice shot, indeed.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much. I suspect the wall is considerably newer than the church which also looks newer at one end than the other. Thanks for your comment.
Absolutely gorgeous church, and well presented Brian. Do you have any interior shots?
Brian Walbey: Thanks Pamela, you will have to wait until April to see the inside as part of a church series I am doing.

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