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photoblog image St.Martin's Church, Wareham 5/6

St.Martin's Church, Wareham 5/6

Fragmented 12th-century frescoes adorn the chancel, depicting events from the life of St Martin, whilst above the chancel arch is a Royal Arms of Queen Anne dated 1713, flanked by black letter scriptural texts of about 1600 which overlay earlier scripts.

St.Martin's Church, Wareham 5/6

Fragmented 12th-century frescoes adorn the chancel, depicting events from the life of St Martin, whilst above the chancel arch is a Royal Arms of Queen Anne dated 1713, flanked by black letter scriptural texts of about 1600 which overlay earlier scripts.

comments (16)

  • Frances
  • United States
  • 5 Jul 2013, 01:08
Excellent capture Brian! I can't believe something that old still looks great.
Brian Walbey: Yes isn't it fortunate that at least some of this still survives.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 5 Jul 2013, 01:20
Much to like about this image, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Yes isn't it fortunate that at least some of this still survives.
Captured very well, Brian - the layers are amazing. They couldn't have known the longevity or significance of their work to future generations.
Brian Walbey: I'm sure they wouldn't have thought this would last it's really fortunate that at least some of this still survives.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 5 Jul 2013, 06:42
Isn't it wonderful that they have survived Brian
Brian Walbey: Indeed it is Chris, some of the best old wall painting I've come across in churches.
very vintage, I like that
Brian Walbey: Yes isn't it fortunate that at least some of this still survives.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 5 Jul 2013, 07:37
Still standing the test of time, Brian. It blows my mind!
Brian Walbey: Yes isn't it fortunate that at least some of this still survives.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 5 Jul 2013, 07:55
When I see murals like that I always wonder. What an amazing craftsmen.
The Ten Commandments, I love the writing on the wall.....
Great shot.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid. I think the artisans and people of the past should take the credit for this, I just photographed it.
  • Chad
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 5 Jul 2013, 08:45
Our climate is not kind to frescos Brian.
Brian Walbey: Indeed Chad although this is still doing well at the moment and is being well looked after.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 5 Jul 2013, 09:29
a very good close- up -and I can read the 10 Commandments! Did you picture St. Martin, too?
Brian Walbey: Thanks Philine. I don't think I consciously photographed St.Martin, next time maybe.
A rare survivor. Wonderful to see Brian
Brian Walbey: Yes isn't it fortunate that at least some of this still survives.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 5 Jul 2013, 10:29
It is amazing how some things stand the test of time
Brian Walbey: Yes isn't it fortunate that at least some of this still survives.
Amazing to see all these layers Brian!
Brian Walbey: Yes isn't it fortunate that at least some of this still survives.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 5 Jul 2013, 16:26
I like the old Sun at the top, Brian
Brian Walbey: Yes it's a bit like a cartoon Sun isn't it.
The expression: 'steeped in history' comes to mind, Brian!
Brian Walbey: Indeed it does Martin, and of course it is, almost 1,000 years worth.
Fantastic wallery from yesteryear Brian. Very special
Brian Walbey: Yes isn't it fortunate that at least some of this still survives.
My goodness Brian, such history there.
Brian Walbey: Yes isn't it fortunate that at least some of this still survives.

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