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Another of the Exeter Riddles from the sculpture in the city centre – based on a 9th Century manuscript of riddle-poems. Remember that what you are seeing is wholly reflection, the text is in mirror-writing on the next fin.
The full text in modern translation of this riddle reads:

There’s a bit of earth beautifully sown
with the hardest and the sharpest and the grimmest that men own.
Cut and cleaned, turned and dried;
pleached and wound; bleached and bound;
adorned and arrayed and borne away
to the doors of men. Joy is within
for living creatures. It delays and it stays
a long long while. They live in joy
and naught gainsays. But after death
it begins to gab, to gossip, recklessly.
Shrewd men must think carefully what this creature is.


A number of people worked out the answer to yesterday's Exeter Riddle, a bell – the ring that needs to be released.
I think today's is a bit harder. I'll reveal the answer to this one with tomorrow's upload.
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:16.0-85.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:21 Oct 2012 - 12:06 PM
Focal Length:58mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.3
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:As Shot
Title:What am I? 2
Username:mrswoolybill mrswoolybill
Uploaded:7 Dec 2012 - 7:56 AM
Tags:Photo journalism, Sculpture, Specialist / abstract, Street photography
Votes:54

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 8:01 AM

An intriguing riddle along with an intriguing image -excellent. I haven't a clue what it is by the way.

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 8:09 AM

Another impressive capture Moira. The riddle seems to be about growing a crop ~ perhaps barley or hops for brewing beer.

Albert

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 8:17 AM

The riddles stay, people only pass by just like reflections, that's what the photo makes me think, Moira. Impressive!

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
7 Dec 2012 - 8:40 AM

Another day another riddle Smile A great capture and wise words from Nazih here Smile

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2012 - 8:41 AM

Well captured but the riddle baffles me
Jim

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 8:52 AM

The subject looks to be waving to you Moria, well timed and worked
Regards Richard

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 8:55 AM

This one first made me think 'wood', but the last line has thrown me Sad Carol

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 9:31 AM

Very photogenic Moira !!! HA HA HA !!!!! you made my morning "Mud mud glorious mud "!!!! Thank you and your very clever sense of humourGrin For this you get my award !!!!!!
Ron.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7394 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom965 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 9:46 AM

Thanks everyone, and particular thanks to Ron for his UA.
Moira

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 9:47 AM

Fascinating image

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rontear
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7 Dec 2012 - 10:22 AM

Cheers !!!! MoiraGrin
Ron.

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JohnChambersPhotography


Quote: An intriguing riddle along with an intriguing image -excellent. I haven't a clue what it is by the way.

I'm with Lynne on this one Moira,

John

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franken
franken e2 Member 113046 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 11:52 AM

Another different and impressive image Moira.

ken

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 12:25 PM

These are so unique and the fact that it is all done in reflection makes it even more so.
I think today's riddle is writing on a crypt of tombstone.

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9472 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 12:30 PM

clever clogs.... Excellent Moira.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 2:05 PM

I would like to see this clever installation!

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 2:58 PM

Another cracking shot, Moira - I'm enjoying this series, but have to admit I'm hopeless on these riddles, and again, haven't a clue on this one! Wink
Trev Smile

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 3:52 PM

I'm not good at riddles either but like Trev I'm really enjoying the series Moira!

Sarah *

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 3:58 PM

I was so wrong yesterday - love this one too but not a clue.
Ann

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8752 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1577 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 4:19 PM

I'm baffled, Moira, but love your photography.

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Hop-A-Long
7 Dec 2012 - 5:20 PM

Another great shot Moira, it almost makes you thirsty, although waiting a while might make it better.Wink

Andy

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 5:34 PM

And there was I, thinking 'A Bell' was too obvious Smile
This one however, is not at all obvious. My first thought though, is a Sheep?

John Smile

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RockArea
RockArea e2 Member 7RockArea vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2012 - 6:08 PM

I wonder if that person has the reflection of Moira in her shot? Another excellent shot of this sculpture.

David

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banehawi
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7 Dec 2012 - 7:04 PM

An observant photographer with an eye for the images we miss.


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aniamoore
aniamoore  2 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2012 - 11:45 PM

For some reason like this image a lot, Moira!Smile
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thedon1941
7 Dec 2012 - 11:59 PM

It's like a thriller in installments, but with wonderful images. Don

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carper123
carper123 e2 Member 278 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Dec 2012 - 6:08 PM

Another super image and wonderful description.
Nice one.
Darryl. x SmileSmile

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
9 Dec 2012 - 11:10 AM

You could have knocked me down with the clapper lol. like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2012 - 1:32 PM

Haha............. had to visit for the answer, glad I didn't say.................... I was barking right uop the wrong treeTongueSad
Diane

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