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St. Swithun's church & Russian Cannon

By xwang
The photo was taken on the first day of December. It was the day that the lights were switched on in Retford. While we were waiting for the lights to be switched on, I took a photo of the church and the canon.
The church dates from the 13th century, according to Wikipedia and the restorations carry on according to Historic churches trust.
The cannon, nicknamed "The Earl of Aberdeen", was captured by the British forces during the Crimean War as a trophy. They took it back by rail from Russia. Bill Bryson mentioned it in his book, "Notes from a Small Island", he thought that people who were from Retford were very brave. Certainly, and they still are,....GrinGrin


Tags: Street Church Tree Architecture People Lamp Low light Square Cannon Russian Retford

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Comments


Saastad 3 16 17 Norway
12 Dec 2019 10:23PM
Lovely low light photo!

Arne
cbrundage 9 4 United States
12 Dec 2019 11:09PM
A magical scene with the different spots of light - you live in a lovely place, Jasmine.
LynneJoyce Plus
14 22 101 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2019 11:39PM
Beautifully captured low light shot.
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
13 Dec 2019 12:23AM
nighttime lighting is so magical!
Mollycat Plus
9 21 2 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2019 9:48AM
Perfectly composed with wonderful light on the church.
Peter GrinGrin
13 Dec 2019 11:26AM
A fabulous scene very well captured, Jasmine.SmileSmileSmileSmile

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