Journey's end 2

By mrswoolybill
After a century spent wandering the roads of Northumberland carrying the coffin of St Cuthbert, the monks of Lindisfarne stumble, somewhat dazed, into a modern precinct in Durham City.
Their shock is palpable.
As BarabaraR mentioned yesterday, the sculpture spent some time on Holy Island, near the church, before being moved to Durham. I preferred the previous location in many ways, but the present arrangement is much more challenging, a real confrontation of two different cultures.
Look out for the gentleman wandering into V2, he reappears tomorrow.
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Tags: Street photography Photo journalism Sculpture Specialist and abstract

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fentiger Plus
14 916 23 England
27 Sep 2012 8:08AM
A very impressive statue would love to see it in the "flesh".

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cats_123 Plus
12 4.5k 26 Northern Ireland
27 Sep 2012 8:13AM
V2 again for me...such a heavy load Smile
christabella 12 133 1 England
27 Sep 2012 8:20AM
Prefer V2 and the lower angle, look forward to seeing the chap tomorrow.
27 Sep 2012 8:30AM
Like 2 best too - I like the contrast with the 'human'!!
mrswoolybill Plus
9 877 1431 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 8:38AM
Thanks early birds. V1 leads because for me it's more about the monks' surprise, I wanted to move out to the surroundings gradually.
Moira
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
27 Sep 2012 8:51AM
I think tomorrows gentleman is the one who has been wandering the streets for a century Moira.
He looks like Old Father Time to me.
And I bet he does not look a day older tomorrow !!
Mick.
Richsr Plus
9 90 220 England
27 Sep 2012 8:58AM
Like your view points in each of these Moria
TelStar 11 116 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 9:15AM
Me too. Love the angle of the block they are carrying against the buildings. An appropriately powerful, steadfast sculpture in that environment, I'd say.

Tel*
mrswoolybill Plus
9 877 1431 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 9:24AM
Terry, the block is St Cuthbert in his open coffin. The challenge I still haven't sorted is getting a shot of his profile, it's too high. But we have just invested in a small step-ladder for photographic purposes...
Thanks folks,
Moira
danbrann Plus
11 576 16
27 Sep 2012 9:31AM
As you say Moira not easy to get it in one. Hopefully you will now climb the ladder of success.
A very powerful sculpture and your angle makes it more so. I'm wondering what tomorrow will bring?

Dougie
helenlinda Plus
8 343 22 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 9:52AM
I like the more dynamic angles in v1 Moira SmileSmile
Helen
KingBee Plus
10 457 2 Scotland
27 Sep 2012 10:03AM
V2 gives a greater perspective, I think. Whichever, both very powerful images indeed.

Regards.

Bob
SlowSong Plus
7 6.0k 29 England
27 Sep 2012 10:47AM
I find that statues like these lose some of their meaning when plonked in city centres. I think they'd be more comfortable in beautifully rural surroundings, but it adds to their angst being relocated to the concrete jungle.
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nonur Plus
7 15 9 Turkey
27 Sep 2012 10:58AM
I like both images, I also like Mick's reference to Old father Time. They are very impressive and powerful shots!
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
27 Sep 2012 11:03AM

Quote:I find that statues like these lose some of their meaning when plonked in city centres. I think they'd be more comfortable in beautifully rural surroundings, but it adds to their angst being relocated to the concrete jungle.



I couldn't agree more.

I shall look forward to seeing you up the steps peering in GrinGrin

Dave
gingerdelight 9 298 11 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 11:46AM
I've been looking forward to today's offering and I'm not disappointed!
Cannot wait to see what happens with the "wanderer" now!
Carol
Joline Plus
9 27 52 United States
27 Sep 2012 11:49AM
How strange to pluck them down in such an urban jungle....it's like they have entered a time warp. The expression in v1 tells so much about how surprised and perhaps frightened they are.
I hope they get to go back to Holy Isle.
mrswoolybill Plus
9 877 1431 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 2:16PM
Thanks again. I should add that the precinct is on the approach to the peninsula (formed by a loop in the River Wear), where the monks finally settled, built their Cathedral and buried their Saint. There is a logic...
Moira
Tibetan 3 3 England
27 Sep 2012 2:19PM
V2. for me a better angle I feel, I can almost see them slowly walking forward! love it, regards Leon. "Mortality".GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
27 Sep 2012 3:48PM
Great shots, Moira - think I'd be a bit dazed after a century of wandering...Wink Has to be V1 for me Smile
Trev Smile
Well v2 for me I think you can see it better and with more to see it works better IMO, good angles on both Moira.

John
AnnChown Plus
6 198 1 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 4:18PM
Love them both Moira and I look forward to tomorrow!
Ann
SUE118 Plus
7 8 1 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 4:37PM
2 good shots.
27 Sep 2012 4:51PM
The solid expression of truth
27 Sep 2012 5:51PM
Two great view points Moira, with the closeness of V1 being my fav'.

John Smile
gajewski Plus
11 10 9 United States
27 Sep 2012 6:19PM
Moira -- I prefer the comp. in V2 but I think I understand why V1 was framed that way -- to avoid the folks in the BG?
So -- that guy in V2 does look like an interesting character. I'm looking forward to his 2nd coming.
-=\Walter
28 Sep 2012 12:04AM
Very sentimental image again, Moira!!!!!! Careful, you don't fall downTongueTongueTongueTongueTongue.................!!!!!!!! AniaWink

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