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Lindisfarne

By JKS
Holy Island (Lindisfarne) is situated off the Northumberland coast in the north east of England, just a few miles south of the border with Scotland. The island is linked to the mainland by a causeway which twice a day is covered by the tide.
Possibly the holiest site of Anglo-Saxon England, Lindisfarne was founded by St. Aidan, an Irish monk, who came from Iona, the centre of Christianity in Scotland. St Aidan converted Northumbria to Christianity at the invitation of its king, Oswald. St. Aidan founded Lindisfarne Monastery on Holy Island in 635, becoming its first Abbot and Bishop. The Lindisfarne Gospels, a 7th century illuminated Latin manuscript written here, is now in the British Museum.


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gill_f Plus
17 122 England
20 Nov 2018 11:01AM
I like the way that your composition gives the picture such a sense of depth.
Gill
NDODS 11 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2018 3:22PM
A very familiar and much loved setting so very well observed and photographed. I particularly like your use of the portrait format.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2457 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2018 5:29PM
Another classic, with the portrait format twist. It creates a strong relationship between the elements.
clicknimagine Plus
11 880 105 India
20 Nov 2018 5:52PM
lovely shot...

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