E.J.Wilkins

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photoblog image The Hospital of St Cross, Winchester

The Hospital of St Cross, Winchester


A play of light and shade.

Bright sunlight shining casting patterns on the staircase of the Brethren's Hall of The Hospital of St Cross near Winchester. The stairs lead to an ancient locked door, behind which are some currently out-of-use rooms and also the steep, narrow, spiral stairway to the roof.

The Brethren's Hall is where the residents would have had their meals. It is still used for special occasions.

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Those of you who are regular visitors to my site will know of my enchantment with The Hospital of St Cross in Winchester.

Founded between 1132 and 1136 by Henry of Blois, St Cross is England's oldest charitable institution. It is non-secular, the residents are elderly lay-people from the local community.
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If you would like to see more of my pictures of St Cross please look - here -
If you like what you see, perhaps you would like to donate to the charity. Every penny helps.

If you like my pictures, perhaps you might like to donate to the charity. Every penny helps - St Cross receives no support from central government, and depends entirely on donations.
Please look here  http://www.stcross.f2s.com/howhelp.htm for more information.
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The Hospital of St Cross, Winchester


A play of light and shade.

Bright sunlight shining casting patterns on the staircase of the Brethren's Hall of The Hospital of St Cross near Winchester. The stairs lead to an ancient locked door, behind which are some currently out-of-use rooms and also the steep, narrow, spiral stairway to the roof.

The Brethren's Hall is where the residents would have had their meals. It is still used for special occasions.

.....

Those of you who are regular visitors to my site will know of my enchantment with The Hospital of St Cross in Winchester.

Founded between 1132 and 1136 by Henry of Blois, St Cross is England's oldest charitable institution. It is non-secular, the residents are elderly lay-people from the local community.
.....

If you would like to see more of my pictures of St Cross please look - here -
If you like what you see, perhaps you would like to donate to the charity. Every penny helps.

If you like my pictures, perhaps you might like to donate to the charity. Every penny helps - St Cross receives no support from central government, and depends entirely on donations.
Please look here  http://www.stcross.f2s.com/howhelp.htm for more information.
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comments (23)

  • SuRi
  • United States
  • 11 Aug 2008, 01:27
Love the light and shadows in this, it is very appealing! It captures my attention and keeps it while I explore! Very interesting place too.
the lighting is perfect, superbly caught.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 11 Aug 2008, 03:16
Really like the effect of lighting on different parts of this fine image, Ellie.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 11 Aug 2008, 06:08
This is a great picture with all those different shadows parts in it.
You did a nice job here.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 11 Aug 2008, 07:35
Great capture of light and shadows Ellie.
hey ellie... totally looks like something out of an alfred hitchcook movie... '99 steps' or aomething... love the enigmatic feel it carries.. nice!
EJWilkins: That sort of thing, but I can promise you - if there are any, the ghosts of St Cross would be friendly and contented. smile
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Aug 2008, 09:52
Love the play of light on the stairs and the deep shadows. It gives a real sense of mystery.
Ingrid
A superb play of light and shade which i knew would appeal to anniedog, Ellie.
  • Tracy
  • Stoke
  • 11 Aug 2008, 11:43
This is very effective Ellie, something I could look at for ages.
I like the patterns created by the shadows/lighting Ellie.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 11 Aug 2008, 15:39
Oh, Ellie. I didn't know you were back on! YAY. After I get back to AMS, I'll catch up on you. This is just wonderful lighting. I can feel it.
EJWilkins: Aww, thanks Ginnie. I'm back for a day or two, or more if I can manage it. We really are very busy until early autumn. I'll be checking emails regularly though. wink
  • FLOOG
  • Chilled, rested, invigorated
  • 11 Aug 2008, 17:53
Utterly gorgeous. The lighting and shadow play is fabulous, so much ambience here.

Superb smile
  • Alan
  • Southampton, on the sunny south coast of England
  • 11 Aug 2008, 18:20
I love the play of light and shade in this, especially how the light has picked up the risers of the steps.
Love the play between darkness and light,
Lovely play of light and shadow.
The atmosphere in this area of the building must have been very quiet and peaceful Ellie, you have certainly included that feeling in your picture.
EJWilkins: St Cross is one of the most peaceful and calm places I've ever visited, I'm glad something of that comes through in this picture. smile
Very nice play of light here.
A beautifully calm, balanced image- one of your best ever (to match my taste, anyway!)
EJWilkins: Thank you David, I seem to have captured some of the peace of the place without even trying too hard. smile
  • SG || Photo
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 11 Aug 2008, 23:46
the light and shadows indeed...captures a certain something...i see this and thnk..shakespeare for some reason...i think i spent too much time in stratford upon avon...
tongue
EJWilkins: Shakespeare? Perhaps it's about the right sort of time, this part of the Hospital was built about 15th century, only a hundred years before he was born. smile
  • Padraig
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Aug 2008, 00:18
I love the light and shadows in this.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 12 Aug 2008, 21:25
Glad to see you are back and not overcome by all the holidaying.

This one is heading for the likeys.

A question retrospect - if I didn't like your pictures, can I still donate?
EJWilkins: I'm not going to be around regularly until early autumn because we're rather busy. Honoured for it to be included in your likeys, thanks, and yes, of course you can donate to the charity even if you don't like my pictures wink
  • Roland
  • France
  • 13 Aug 2008, 07:42
Nice composition. I like the black and white lights effects.
Great idea, Ellie - carried off to perfection. I just love those shadows. (:o)

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