E.J.Wilkins

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photoblog image The Hospital of St Cross, Winchester

The Hospital of St Cross, Winchester


Blackberries?

Staying with my theme for this week, which has been "Autumn Fruits"

It was a rare and special privilege to be allowed into a storage area at St Cross to see these dusty treasures.

I think they look rather like blackberries.
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The Hospital of St Cross, Winchester


Blackberries?

Staying with my theme for this week, which has been "Autumn Fruits"

It was a rare and special privilege to be allowed into a storage area at St Cross to see these dusty treasures.

I think they look rather like blackberries.
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comments (21)

  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 22 Nov 2008, 02:15
Blackberries or spider eggs lol
EJWilkins: They'd be giant spiders!
  • FLOOG
  • The valleys of a contented soul
  • 22 Nov 2008, 05:14
Indeed, a privilege, Ellie. Lovely ornate detailing and texture.

The dust andcobwebs add so much character to the composition. Have a terrific weekend smile
EJWilkins: It's the detail that gets me, the sheer quality of something like this
This is vey fine Ellie: a lovely detailed image
EJWilkins: Very kind of you to say so Chris smile
  • Alan
  • Southampton, on the sunny south coast of England
  • 22 Nov 2008, 07:15
You could well be right, Ellie. Looks like the spiders have enjoyed them, too! The webs seem fitting with the treasures.
EJWilkins: The cobwebs do seem to fit somehow, I thought so too
I think so too Ellie. Beautiful shot. You captured very well the light here!
EJWilkins: It was quite dark, I extended the shutter time rather than increasing ISO. Seemed to work OK
Lovely details in both the carving and the dust and webs. Well done.
EJWilkins: Thank you Sheila smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 22 Nov 2008, 08:04
Yes, wonderful sculpture work. I always admire the medieval stone-masons! If they were outside of the Hospital they now were covered by snow - we have today the first permanent snow- fabolous! I would like to brush up the leaves and berries by a duster!
EJWilkins: No snow here yet Philine, although it's gone quite cold
Whatever they are there is some fine workmanship here.
EJWilkins: There's plenty of fine workmanship in the church too, you'll have to visit in the spring wink
Fabulous detail, Ellie and I very much like the evidence of spiders.
EJWilkins: Why thank you Sir Chad wink
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 Nov 2008, 10:01
Or a bunch of grapes? Nice addition to your series Ellie, which I have enjoyed throughout the week.
Ingrid
EJWilkins: Ah, yes, it could be that too.
Thanks for the compliment Ingrid
Great details ! I like very much your choice of sight ! Bravo !
EJWilkins: Merci beaucoup Zeb smile
nice shot Ellie, hope you did not try to eat one of those berries
EJWilkins: Arr, no. I'd had my fill of real ones!
Part of the series but different in concept, you have taken a delightful picture Ellie, I love all the detail, including the cobwebs.
EJWilkins: Thank you so much Brian, I'm pleased you like this
  • Larry Bliss
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • 22 Nov 2008, 16:20
What a treasure! Here's hoping the public can see it someday...
EJWilkins: There's no real need, I think these were taken out of the church to make space. There are a lot of treasures in the church itself
what a lovely shot that is Elliesmile
EJWilkins: Thank you so much Tim
  • Frida
  • Sweden (swe)
  • 22 Nov 2008, 18:42
Looks like some grapes. Great detail and angle. I like this.
EJWilkins: Yes, that's what Ingrid suggested too. Thanks Frida smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 22 Nov 2008, 22:36
I think that the fruits are grapes (see Ingrid and others) because of the Christian symbolism of that fruit, e.g. we have to think of the Jesus-word: "I'm the vine, and you are the branches."
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 22 Nov 2008, 23:29
This is such a great shot and the details and cobwebs are fantastic.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 23 Nov 2008, 01:24
Beautifully enhanced by the spiders.
Oh! In this place they do not have long time to clean art works, truth? Great detail, Ellie!
  • David from the Isle of Skye
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Dec 2008, 13:04
Been trawling through your archive today and loved this gem- seductive light and detail, and you must have stood very still to take it at 2 seconds!

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