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Mottisfont Sundial

By pamelajean
No more shells for the time being, but thankyou for your interest.

I thought of making these a puzzle for you.....what is it? But then I thought it was far too obvious.
My other thought was that it might be ideal for Saturday Shadows because, after all, it's the shadow that tells the timeGrin.

The walled rose garden at Mottisfont is a hidden gem, bursting with colour all summer long. Graham Stuart Thomas created a home here for the National Collection of old-fashioned roses, which flower in a spectacular display.

Here you will find the armillary sphere sundial. This type of sundial resembles a miniature Earth made from bands of metal. The gnomon is a rod that represents the earth’s axis, and the bands include representation of the equator and celestial horizon.
The arrow has to point to the sun high at noon (degree of latitute), the shadow of the sun it makes on the ring tells the time.


Tags: Specialist and abstract National trust Mottisfont abbey Rose garden Armillary Sphere

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
10 May 2014 7:52AM
I like the way you have started in close for abstract and gradually drawn back to more pictorial effect. V1 definitely where I want to be!

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This is a great set of images of a wonderful sculpture/sundial. Having been to Mottisfont I can second how lovely the walled garden is. Great shots Pamela.

Mary Grin
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
10 May 2014 8:04AM
Nice to see the full structure in V 5 along with the more intimate details in V 1 to 4.
10 May 2014 8:16AM
Well selected detail and angles in this excellent set, Pamela. V1 in particular stands out for me.

Kurt42 15 2.9k 1 United Kingdom
10 May 2014 8:43AM
Good choice of composition, and well executed. I really like Mottisfont and often visit, the rose-petal ice-cream is a treat, followed by a stroll along the river.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
10 May 2014 9:07AM
A very well observed and composed set of images Pam.

"It's not often we take the time to look at objects closely"

Regards Nathan
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
10 May 2014 9:32AM
Wonderful set, Pamela.

Brilliant observation Pamela and the clarity is superb !!

saltireblue Plus
8 8.0k 33 Norway
10 May 2014 10:54AM
I do like your choice of close-up detail images, Pamela, with #1 being my favourite.

LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
10 May 2014 11:09AM

Quote:I do like your choice of close-up detail images, Pamela, with #1 being my favourite.


My thoughts exactly.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
10 May 2014 12:39PM
Nice to see up close the parts that make up the whole in V5. A great set.
Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
10 May 2014 1:05PM
Wonderful lead to the end Pamela, a thoughful collection.
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
10 May 2014 1:56PM
Lovely set, cracking detail!
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
10 May 2014 2:20PM
An excellent set, Pamela. Carol
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
10 May 2014 3:40PM
Love that very unusual sundial PJ

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
10 May 2014 3:45PM
Well it wasn't obvious to me until I saw V5! Lovely set of close-up images, Pamela, and I always think it's nice to see the whole object too Smile
Trev Smile
BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
10 May 2014 4:58PM
A super set.
Like them all, V1 stands out for me.

Great set of sundial images. v1 is my fave.

Mike_Smith Plus
10 487 1 United Kingdom
10 May 2014 7:55PM
Wonderful set of shots Pamela, i am not choosing because i like them all
10 May 2014 8:23PM

Quote:Nice to see up close the parts that make up the whole in V5. A great set.

excellent details Pam..Lin
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
10 May 2014 8:27PM
A brilliant setSmile
10 May 2014 8:50PM
This is a great set of well composed images
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
11 May 2014 5:29PM
Superb aspects of this wonderful sundial Pamela. Educational info too.Smile
capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
11 May 2014 5:52PM
A fine set, nice to see the close up detail.Smile

12 May 2014 2:56PM
I like the way you go step by step to the full structure. A brilliant set!
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
18 May 2014 1:36PM
Beautiful set with V1 my favourite; love the colour and textures.
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
23 May 2014 8:05PM
A wonderful set of photos - I love the texture in v1 and the composition in v2 SmileSmile
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
27 May 2014 9:45PM
A fascinating set and a most informative write up to accompany it
JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2014 11:02AM
A splendid set and would really love to have one of these at home.

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