Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Rood screen, Frozen Graves and a Pagoda Boat

"Carved Elegance" :- This is the highly ornate and beautifully carved "Rood Screen" in Saint Paul's Church in the city of Brighton (England). According to the church's website (saintpaulschurch) "The Rood screen was part of R.C. Carpenter’s original design for the church in 1849. The Rood Cross and the figures of the Blessed Virgin Mary and S. John were designed by G.F. Bodley in 1863 but not completed until 1910."

"Snow Fall From Grace" :- Shot back in January 2013 during the period of snowfall that hit the UK. This was captured in the graveyard of the 11th Century church of St Wulfran's in the village of Ovingdean on the south coast of England. It looks very bleak and cold and that's because it was very bleak and cold! This side of the graveyard is on a bank that rises up alongside the church itself which it a more imposing look in this image.

"Floating Restaurant" :- This is the 105 seat "Brighton Pagoda" floating restaurant and fine art gallery which is moored at Brighton Marina on the south coast of England. It first opened in 1997 and the fine art gallery (displaying beautiful Chinese paintings) was added to the lower deck of the restaurant in 2002. I would dearly love to relate some of the crafts history to you but unfortunately I have not been able to find out anything about it so I don't know where it came from or its age etc. I love its oriental style tiled roof and exterior decor.

All Photography © Justin Hill