This clandestine capture is from an impromptu stop at Brinkburn priory, picturesquely set by a bend in the River Coquet in Northumberland. Established as a house of Augustinian canons in c.1135, the late 12th-century church, re-roofed and repaired in 1858, is intact. Parts of the cloisters also survive, embodied in a nearby manor house. Although now a peaceful and tranquil place in the care of English Heritage, church services and concerts are still occasionally held here, and as luck would have it a service with incense was taking place during our visit. This restricted full access to all parts of the church, but it made for a great 'monastic' atmosphere with the choir singing and a good photographic opportunity.
Thanks for all the C&C's on my recent classic car set and other uploads.
|Camera:||Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18 |
|Recording media:||JPEG (digital)|
|Date Taken:||10 Sep 2011 - 12:48 PM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/2.8|
|Exposure Mode:||Program AE|
|Flash:||Off, Did not fire|