E.J.Wilkins

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photoblog image The Hospital of St Cross, Winchester

The Hospital of St Cross, Winchester


Another picture from St Cross - a view from the upper level of the ambulatory, through a wood-framed, leaded-light bay window with the old glass covered by a gentle cloak of dust and cobwebs.

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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.

The Hospital of St Cross, Winchester


Another picture from St Cross - a view from the upper level of the ambulatory, through a wood-framed, leaded-light bay window with the old glass covered by a gentle cloak of dust and cobwebs.

.....

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.

comments (13)

  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 13 Aug 2008, 03:01
I might like to park a chair there, pull out Zadie Smith, and have a good read...

very fine image, Ellie.
EJWilkins: Exactly the right spot to sit Ray wink
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 13 Aug 2008, 04:19
Good to see you posting again, Ellie!
EJWilkins: Thanks Martin smile I won't be here regularly till early autumn though, things are a bit busy here just now.
A nice compliment to yesterday's photo! In Canada I can't even comprehend of things being founded in 1133! I thought the Hudon's Bay Company was old! Wow!
EJWilkins: Hadn't thought about that Iain, because the age is, sort of, something we tend to take for granted especially when compared to places like the Tower of London, which was built in 1078. There's all sorts of older stuff pre-dating that though, churches are probably the oldest still-standing structures, some dating to 7th century (500 AD)
  • Ginnie
  • in Amsterdam for a month
  • 13 Aug 2008, 05:30
Another very simple but powerful image, Ellie! I wouldn't mind growing old there!!
EJWilkins: It would be a very comfortable place to spend one's 'reclining years' Ginnie, it's very calm and special.
That's lovely Ellie - with the almshouses clearly displayed outside
EJWilkins: It seems to capture the feel of the place, I thought, old but comfortable.
There will be nothing left of this place unshutterchanced by you, Ellie.
EJWilkins: I can't imagine that I'd be able to record everywhere and every thing that's there, because each time we go back we see something we haven't noticed before - and yesterday we were lucky enough to see some archaeological excavations wink
  • Tracy
  • Stoke
  • 13 Aug 2008, 10:40
Well framed and composed Ellie. As yesterdays post very effective and strongsmile
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 13 Aug 2008, 11:28
Good image well composed Ellie
I like the nice, simple detailing in these windows Ellie.
Light and dark Ellie in a good combination with all those diamond shapes to finish it off. I like the other pictures on your link as well.
  • Padraig
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 Aug 2008, 14:54
I like the almost visible building i the background
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 13 Aug 2008, 20:25
I love the windows and the view to the chimneys, it is a great series again, Ellie.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 Aug 2008, 22:37
Love the light shining through these dusty old windows. Good atmospheric shot.
Ingrid

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