St Mary's Chapel

By mrswoolybill
A ruined chapel, hidden in the woods at Jesmond Dene.
In the Middle Ages it was a major site of pilgrimage, after the Virgin Mary appeared to some rather startled Geordies at a nearby well. Newcastle's Pilgrim Street follows the route that pilgrims walked from the river up to the woods.
Now it houses a number of strange little personal shrines.
Thanks for looking,

Tags: Black and white Jesmond dene Newcastle upon tyne Landscape and travel Architecture and buildings

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Saastad 2 16 15 Norway
19 Jul 2019 7:26AM
Lovely work with fine processing

SUE118 Plus
13 8 1 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2019 7:27AM
Beautifully captured and lovely in mono.
19 Jul 2019 7:47AM
I like how the tree completes the arch.
AlfieK Plus
4 1 1 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2019 7:57AM
Great subject with wonderful textures and tones.
19 Jul 2019 8:06AM
So there was a picture to be had. Ditto Alan's comment.
19 Jul 2019 8:07AM
Holy Mother of God!
seriously, a fine location and a beautiful shot(s), and as Alan aptly noted, it's great "how the tree completes the arch"
saltireblue Plus
11 12.2k 76 Norway
19 Jul 2019 8:30AM
Startled some Geordies? Those stout, stoic and proud men? Must have been the medieval Newcastle Brown.

Like Alan, my eye was instantly attracted to the tree.
19 Jul 2019 8:36AM
A very appealing image, Moira. A well chosen comp' and very suitably processed.

John Smile
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
19 Jul 2019 8:37AM
Geordies are very prone to mythical appearances!! 😁😁😁
viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2019 8:40AM
A beautiful lead image Moira.

franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2019 8:50AM
Wonderful light and tones in the lead, Moira.
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.8k 158 England
19 Jul 2019 9:26AM
Your image shows solemness and serenity. I'm not sure I would be just startled if something apparated in front of me there.
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
19 Jul 2019 9:50AM
great tonal range ....excellent mono converion
mac Plus
19 13 Scotland
19 Jul 2019 9:56AM
An interesting chapel especially with history attached. I like how the bent tree on the right almost completes the arch. Great mono image, Moira.
NevJB 7 2 1 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2019 10:16AM
Fine mono and good background info too GrinGrinGrinGrin
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
19 Jul 2019 10:52AM
A fine well-framed capture, the processing gives a timeless feel 👍
Trev 😀
clicknimagine Plus
11 879 105 India
19 Jul 2019 10:57AM
Well seen, like your pov, the way nature is reclaiming its position and in collaboration forming the arch to frame the remains...Very Good Shot...
dales Plus
5 13 Australia
19 Jul 2019 11:12AM
Excellent framing with this beautiful capture Moira
MAK2 Plus
2 34
19 Jul 2019 11:27AM
Wonderful mono Moira love the tones and textures. SmileSmileSmile
Nikonuser1 Plus
9 168 16 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2019 11:45AM
A excellent mono Moira love the toningSmileSmile

mistere Plus
8 7 4 England
19 Jul 2019 12:33PM
Very nice Moira. Lovely mono image.

mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2457 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2019 1:26PM
Blimey! I'm just back here - things have moved fast! Thanks to Sue, William, Charles, Kathi, Malc, Ken, Ollie, Ian, Marie and Cliff for their UAs.
This was taken on the same day as yesterday's organist. A very satisfying visit...
Joline Plus
15 37 59 United States
19 Jul 2019 2:17PM
It does have a very spiritual air about it. Invites you to go through the arch to another dimension of reality.
19 Jul 2019 9:25PM
Stunning mono image, Moira.
Excellent tones & framing
19 Jul 2019 9:45PM
Brilliant capture and post processing
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2457 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2019 7:30AM
Thanks again everyone, and thanks Dave for the UA!
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2457 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2019 9:23PM
And my thanks to Somnath for the GEA.
JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2019 5:42PM
Nature taking over and perhaps more beautiful

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