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This is detail from the Chancel Screen with prow shaped integral gates, all in mild steel and bronze, located within the ruined walls of Holy Rood Church, Southampton.
Stainless steel seagulls fly through the wave-like bars, representing the souls of mariners. It was designed by Charles Normandale in 2004–06 and made by the team at Wheely Down Forge.
Holy Rood was probably built before 1066 and erected on its present site in 1320.
After destruction by bombing in 1940 it became a memorial to the Merchant Navy and is known as ‘The Church of the Sailors’. The ruins have been preserved by the people of Southampton as a memorial garden of rest.
There is a plaque there, which I found quite amusing for its grammar, yet sad at the same time, which says, “SACRED TO THE MEMORY of twenty two brave and disinterested men commemorated by name in a corresponding tablet who in attempting to check the ravages of a calamitous fire in this parish on the night of November the 7th 1837 either perished in the flames or survived but a short time the injuries they received. The sympathizing public who have protected the widow and orphans of those who had families, erect this grateful but melancholy memorial of their intrepidity, their sufferings, and their awfully sudden removal into an eternal state. Prepare to meet thy God”.
3 versions, giving a bit of context.
It was very sunny on my first visit and the stainless steel seagulls presented a problem, so I went back to see if I could do better.
Pamela.

Brand:FUJIFILM
Camera:Fujifilm FinePix HS20EXR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:20 Mar 2013 - 12:05 PM
Focal Length:7.1mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/210sec
Exposure Comp:-0.67
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Cloudy
Title:Holyrood Chancel Screen 1
Username:pamelajean pamelajean
Uploaded:31 Aug 2013 - 5:51 PM
Tags:Architecture, Church, Hants., Memorial, Ruin, Sailors, Southampton
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Hermanus
Hermanus  1 South Africa
31 Aug 2013 - 5:58 PM

A very interesting write up to accompany these excellent images Pamela !! I really like V2 a lot !!

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NDODS
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31 Aug 2013 - 6:08 PM

A wonderfully interesting and well written foreword supported by three great images which fit in the details beautifully.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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CarolG
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31 Aug 2013 - 6:12 PM

Amazing wording, Pamela, but what a stunning pair of gates, very well captured. As for seagulls, have to admit I thought they were depicting horns of some animal Wink Carol

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31 Aug 2013 - 6:29 PM

That's a very poignant and moving narrative that you have provided to accompany your images, Pamela: and so good that their sacrifice has been recognised for posterity.
The screen has been so artistically designed, the stainless steel seagulls representing the free spirits of those who lost their lives.
Thank you for showing these shots and for your very full narrative, Pamela.
Ronnie.

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JuBarney
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31 Aug 2013 - 6:31 PM

Really lovely and interesting shots and gates; I love V3.
(I thought V1 was horns too!)
Ju

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banehawi
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31 Aug 2013 - 6:47 PM

Lovely set.

W

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franken
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31 Aug 2013 - 6:55 PM

Interesting set here.

Ken

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mikbee
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31 Aug 2013 - 7:46 PM

I usually favour the smaller detailed pic' Pamela,
but in this case I prefer the bigger pic' of V3.
Good set.
Mick.

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fentiger
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31 Aug 2013 - 8:36 PM

Fascinating images Pamela and very interesting background information.

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netta1234
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31 Aug 2013 - 9:19 PM

A verry interesting setSmile
NettaSmile

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Michaela_Solway
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31 Aug 2013 - 9:41 PM

Really like the way you've captured these.. All super compositions with excellent narrative

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woolybill1
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31 Aug 2013 - 9:42 PM

Very beautiful in close-up and in the wider view, some well-selected and well-composed images.
We were there only a fortnight ago; only I penetrated a couple of metres through the main entrance while Moira sat on a bench outside: in the city of our birth Holyrood Church is one of the most celebrated yet least visited by the natives, so I must admit to not having bothered . . . Just as my grandmother, living almost ninety years within easy walking distance of the Tower of London, never ventured inside . . . .
Thank you for the history lesson!
Regards
Bill

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31 Aug 2013 - 9:46 PM

And I was sitting watching an outsize lady and a rhinoceros sculpture...
It's between V1 and V2, for the balance of flight and rigidity. I think V2 just wins for me, it has a freedom and looseness. Very good and I wish I had taken both.
The UA is for V2, marginally.
Moira

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Diggeo
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31 Aug 2013 - 10:05 PM

Nice captures and interesting story!!

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Lillian
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31 Aug 2013 - 10:16 PM

Very impressed Pamela, the detail and comp is your usual high standard
but love the over all view of those stunning gates in V3
Lillian

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taggart
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1 Sep 2013 - 1:46 AM

unique and fascinating,

and very well photographed !

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CaroleS
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1 Sep 2013 - 8:00 AM

A very poignant background story - I do like the larger picture of those cleverly designed gates, but equally like the detail in V1Smile

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1 Sep 2013 - 8:31 AM

Pamela, Bill has passed on your pm. I think this goes back to something that we talk about sometimes - how people can easily overlook the wonderful things on their doorstep. We grew up so close to this place, I knew it as the Sailors' Church, it was just part of the normal everyday scene. So I guess we have never really explored it properly. Next time in the South we'll make sure to go back and look with fresh eyes. Thank you.
Moira

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1 Sep 2013 - 12:14 PM

Interesting comments by Bill and Moira. I too spent a good deal of my life in So'ton, and indeed, worked for a couple of years in the office block adjoining these ruins. (St. Cross House, seen in the bg in v2&3). We used to sit there to eat lunch in the summer, never thinking of its history or significance.
I also remember that the only time I explored the old city walls and the Bargate was on a visit after having moved away from the area.
I feel version 2 is the one that pleases most. The contrast between the old and the modern.

Malc

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1 Sep 2013 - 2:36 PM

I think I prefer v3 where you've captured a whole flock of seagulls, When I saw v1 I originally thought that the seagull was some horns of an ancient breed of cattle.

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1 Sep 2013 - 3:59 PM

A very interesting write up, v2 for me

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1 Sep 2013 - 4:10 PM

All three are thoughtfully composed and composed so well. They are all superb and just love V3 showing us this marvellous gate. Also thank you for the excellent narrative.

John

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2 Sep 2013 - 1:40 AM

I look forward to Sunday as that is when you post an image and I learn something new!WinkGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

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2 Sep 2013 - 12:38 PM

Oh my...I LOVE that artwork...and I truly do not think this could have been photographed any better, Pamela. V2 gets me more than the others. 'Cos you get all those lovely lines and textures in the background too.

You're so right about the grammar. Fair enough, the content is sad. But it's funny to read how it was written. Especially that first sentence.

Thank you SO much for your UA on my chilli mouth, by the way. Such a wonderful surprise GrinGrin

Andrew

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2 Sep 2013 - 4:29 PM

Interesting shots, and commentary.
Brian

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4 Sep 2013 - 9:38 AM

What a wonderful set Pamela I really like them all Smile

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5 Sep 2013 - 3:55 PM

A wonderful set, I especially like V1, the DOF made it almost 3D, flying towards me.. Thanks for the informative writing up, Pamela.

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Mavis
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8 Sep 2013 - 12:38 AM

I walked past this ruined Church many times Pamela but never thought tp go & take a closer look . I find version 3 with all the beautiful birds on the gates very moving . The designer was very clever & you have brought it all to life xx

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25 Sep 2013 - 12:18 AM

Wonderful work of art, excellent shots.

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28 Sep 2013 - 1:11 AM

SUPERB! Love this - My compliments... IB

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