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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 25th March, 2020)

Ancient and modern


Ancient and modern
The heap of rubble was The Hermitage, which was the Presbytery for St Marie’s Standish, until the new Presbytery - seen dimly through the trees, right of centre, was built.

Photo: David Long  (Sony SLT-A65V)
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Comment by: Helen of Troy on 25th March 2020 at 07:40

I think nature will always have the upper hand David. We mess with it at our peril.

Comment by: Poet on 25th March 2020 at 08:49

As a boy the old house was a den.
It stood empty in the trees for all my childhood.
The stairs and floorboards creaked as we moved in the silent rooms. One cold winter we lit a fire in the big grate.

Looking at this photograph feels like that final scene in Blackadder when the lads ' go over the top ' then slowly fade to poppies and birdsong.

Comment by: Mick on 25th March 2020 at 09:13

Always a lot of Daffodils in these trees.
A few years ago I was having a wonder in the rubble and picked up a old piece of Hermitage roofing slate, which is now used at the side of my pond as a frog and birds platform>

Comment by: Veronica on 25th March 2020 at 09:15

I agree, nature will always clear up after us, even if it's all swept under the carpet of greenery and bracken. We are only visitors, mucky ones at that!!!

Comment by: XPat on 25th March 2020 at 11:04

Poet, Sounds like the opening lines of a book.

Comment by: Philip G. on 25th March 2020 at 18:16

An appealing post, Mick. And your 'pond and friends' scene also reminds me of the Holiday Poster by Septimus E Scott (you'll love it) titled 'New Brighton & Wallasey'.
I must say, though, that at first glance David's photo struck me as being one that had got through the net: I thought it was a photo of Carr Mill Dam when seen from the seat of a 352.

Comment by: Philip G. on 25th March 2020 at 18:47

… for all my childhood.
Nicely Poet.

Comment by: Poet on 26th March 2020 at 09:09

Legend tells of a secret tunnel.

Perhaps a half decent opening line XPat , but every Standisher will know tales of underground escape routes running from here .

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