Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Modern Glass, Skylark and Wet Walk

"Modern Glass" :- This was shot within the Abbey Church of St Mary at Buckfast Abbey which is part of a Benedictine monastery at Buckfast, near Buckfastleigh in Devon, England. There has been an Abbey at Buckfast since 1018 but the "new" church was constructed in the early 1900's. At the far eastern end of the Abbey Church there's a large glass wall with huge heavy glass doors that separates The Blessed Sacrament Chapel from the man body of the building. The Chapel is much more modern than the rest of the Church and its stained glass windows (built by the monks themselves) catch you by surprise with their vibrant colour schemes and contemporary desgn. This window was on the right hand side as you approached the large glass wall of the quiet Chapel.

"Skylark" :- Shot a couple of weeks ago on Saturday 22nd June on Brighton's lower promenade by the Fishing Museum. The old "Skylark SM5" fishing boat has been a fixture of this section of the promenade and beach for a long time. She has faced various different ways and was at one point even on the beach itself but seems to have finally found her place by the museum entrance. Quite often she's full of children as the clamber all over her or choose to sit on her wooden bench seats while they eat (or drop) their ice creams. The odd drunken adult can often be found posing "on board" for a photo in a move considered to be highly original only for another drunken adult to arrive 5 minutes later to do exactly the same thing. Such is the life of a boat no longer at sea. The Skylark was Brighton's most famous pleasure yacht onwed by Brighton boatman and beer house keeper Frederick Philip Collins Gillam (1832-1912). He was better known as "Captain Collins" and he took holidaymakers out to sea in the Skylark during Victorian times.

"Wet Walk" :- A wet stretch of paving glistenes in the afternoon sunlight on the far eastern Kemptown end of Brighton seafront. It had showered heavily for half an hour but the sun was trying its best to dry everything out again. It's far quieter at this end, the famous pier is just 1.60 Kilometers (1 mile) away from here with its pebbled beach busy with day trippers trying to find a few feet of space for them to lay down on and bake in the sun. Their laziness provides ample space further down the beach for those that can be bothered to actually walk and grab a little excercise.

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