Wednesday, 20 July 2011

ABC Wednesday - A is for...



Anglo Saxon Church.

Some photos taken on Sunday at All Saints Church, Brixworth, Northants. Dating from the 7th century, All Saints is the largest Church in England remaining much as it was in the Anglo Saxon period.


War memorial and church


Church wall b&w


Church with headstone

Church and wall


Church Door b&w

Headstone

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20 comments:

Jackie said...

beautiful pics! I loved seeing the church through your lens. I found you on ABC Wednesday!

Jo Bryant said...

These photos are stunning Barbara. WOW

PatioPatch said...

Loved the angles you took of this ancient Anglo-Saxon church. Beautiful images and Happy ABC Wednesday

Roger Owen Green said...

I LOVE old churches. One in Albany, NY (much newer than this) collapsed from neglect in the past week. A shame.

Martha said...

Beautiful photos! There is something enchanting about old stone buildings. Wonderful choice for A.

Elizabeth said...

What beautiful images of this church so typical of Anglo Saxon architecture. Thank you for sharing. x

Fuzzy Tales said...

I love this ancient church! Canada is so young, nothing like that exists here. I always find myself thinking of all those who would have entered (even built) old structures, wondering what their lives were like, if any found contentment, if any felt like a round peg in a square hole...Or perhaps life was so harsh no one had time to even consider what they really would have wanted to do, how they would have preferred to live their lives. I suppose those options would not have existed for most, if not all, at that time.

Surely there must be crypts? Ooh....

Firstblood said...

wow great pictures!

Barbara said...

Oh, I wish I were there. When we went to Eng. and Scot., I loved poking around ancient stone buildings. Love the doorway - good setting for part of a mystery. Lovely pictures, Barbara.

Laloofah said...

Wow, these were worth the brief but oh-so-tantalizing wait! What a handsome, wonderful building - your photos capture its ancient peacefulness so well. I love your choices of which ones to do in B&W and which ones in color! I especially love the third photo of the building - great angle, and those stones are such a rich, warm color - and of the doorway (so mysterious and inviting!) and the tombstone, which is in remarkably great shape!

Like Fuzzy Tales, I find myself wondering about the people who built it, worshipped in it, and are buried in its churchyard... what they and their lives were like. How I wish I could travel back in time to such places for a visit... and then scurry like hell back home, probably, because I'm betting that compared to the folks who lived back then, I'm a total wuss!

Ashley Sisk said...

What a beautiful old church - so much history..so many photos.

Meryl Jaffe, PhD said...

I love that tombstone!!! Awesome church too.

Jane and Chris said...

Thank you for the glorious pictures. Beautiful old buildings are the one thing I really miss about the UK, we have absoultely nothing like them in Canada, and I took then for granted growing up in England.
Jane x

Wanda said...

What magnificent pictures. Just love the look of that old church. Touches my heart that Worship of the Lord has been going for so long in so many churches.

The brick, the details, the textures...just marvelous.

Barbara said...

Thanks all, it is a very impressive building, and we happened upon it by chance! Those interested in the Anglo Saxons might like this website about the treasure hoard found in Staffordshire (not that far from where I live) a year or so ago. The objects are breathtaking http://www.staffordshirehoard.org.uk/
Laloofah & Fuzzy Tales: Yes it would be fascinating to have a time machine wouldn't it? But Laloofah you'd probably be right to run, there is strong rumour that the Anglo Saxons actually ate vegans ;O)))

Laloofah said...

I think I've read that somewhere before, that Anglo Saxons ate vegans. In fact, I'm about to go check out that website you shared, where I'm confident I'll see several of these amongst the gold and weaponry. ;-)~

Barbara said...

LOL!! Am wondering if they do them in cat sizes?

Leslie: said...

Oh WOW! AWESOME photos!

Leslie
abcw team

Kathy said...

Absolutely fabulous photos!

EG Wow said...

I LOVE the really old churches you have on the other side of the Atlantic.

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