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photoblog image St.Wystan's, Repton 3/7

St.Wystan's, Repton 3/7

The entrance porch to St.Wystan’s parish church at Repton was built during the 15th.Century to a two storey design, that is a little first floor room where the windows are, and has a fine statue of a young St.Wystan over the doorway. St Wystan is represented as a Saxon prince leaning on his sword. His feast day is the 1st June.

St.Wystan's, Repton 3/7

The entrance porch to St.Wystan’s parish church at Repton was built during the 15th.Century to a two storey design, that is a little first floor room where the windows are, and has a fine statue of a young St.Wystan over the doorway. St Wystan is represented as a Saxon prince leaning on his sword. His feast day is the 1st June.

comments (21)

  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 10 Apr 2013, 02:14
Great Image Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks vintage.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 10 Apr 2013, 02:36
This is a very fine shot, Brian. You are demonstrating the beauty of this old building.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray, it is built of lovely coloured stone.
I don't know if you did much processing- but it really looks beautiful - the stone detail really stands out!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth, it had just a tad of Topaz Adjust to bring out some colour it being a very dull day.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 10 Apr 2013, 06:34
St Wystan is a dedication new to me
Brian Walbey: Yes to me also Chris, you will read more of him tomorrow.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 10 Apr 2013, 08:22
So English. So beautiful!
Brian Walbey: About as English as you can get Ginnie, complete with Public School next door.
Some lovely colours in the stonework Brian. St Wystan is a new one on me too.
Brian Walbey: I touch of Topaz Adjust has slightly lifted the colours it being a very dull day, and you will read more of St.Wystan tomorrow.
A fine addition to the church Brian
Brian Walbey: Yes it is Janet, and a double-decker one as well.
  • Chad
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 10 Apr 2013, 08:51
We are drawing ever nearer Brian.
Brian Walbey: Be patient Chad, we go inside on Friday.
I like how the grave stones are so close to the church in a lot of the english shots.
Brian Walbey: Yes most old churches have graves and their gravestones fairly well up to the actual church building.
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Apr 2013, 12:48
Has a fine old feel to it.
Brian Walbey: Indeed John, some of the oldest parts date from Saxon times although I believe the porch is around 15th.century.
  • Frances
  • United States
  • 10 Apr 2013, 13:42
Wonderful image of this grand church Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Frances.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Apr 2013, 14:22
Some of the stonework looks nearer than the rest. I wonder if this was a replacement at some point?
Brian Walbey: I guess, like most churches, there is a mix of old, new, and newer Alan, plus replacement bits.
A fine shot of the entranceway Brian....I do like those conifer sentinels! smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martin, what's the betting those conifers get decorated at Christmas, especially as the famous Public School is next door.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 10 Apr 2013, 17:42
Another fine church - I like half- open doors welcoming the visitors and attendants - a nice wintery scene, but the path has been cleared off the snow.
Brian Walbey: It is a fine church, you'll see the inside on Friday. Round the back of the church the snow was still laying where it had fallen on the paths and grass.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 10 Apr 2013, 18:32
I like the warm stone, Brian
Brian Walbey: Yes it is beautiful coloured stone Lisl.
A fine perspective to the doorway Brian. I like the stones tones!
Brian Walbey: There is a nice mix of colours isn't there, that inside is a bit different as you will see on Friday.
Love the yew trees!
Brian Walbey: They are like two sentinels guarding the door aren't they.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 10 Apr 2013, 20:59
Nice inviting shot, the snow adds to the whole scene.
Astrid.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Astrid.
I do like the framing with the foliage in this Brian - I was wondering whether it was subtle HDR but then saw you comment ref Topaz.
Brian Walbey: Yes the trees hold the porch in nicely don't they. I usually give most of my shots a small touch of Topaz, one has to be careful though, like HDR it is easy to overdo things.
Lovely shot with the bit of snow on the green.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Jacquelyn.
The remains of the snow definitely add to the scene, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Indeed Graeme, they seem to highlight the path up to the doors don't they.

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