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Sunshine or Rain

By marktc  
With Neolithic rings, pagan relics and a ruined church, Knowlton Church and rings are a worthy visit for any TOG.
Knowlton Church and rings is an intriguing place full of interest and atmosphere. A ruined Norman Church which stands in the centre of Neolithic henge earthworks, with many rumours of ghosts and mystical energies, it is a spooky place to be as night falls as well as by day.
The Neolithic rings are thought to have been constructed as a religious site, and the circular bank and ditches have been well preserved. There is in fact evidence through crop markings of a further five circles and a number of barrows in the fields around the area.
The Church was built to destroy the religious power of the rings in times when Christianity was surging over Paganism. Its parishioners of the nearby village succumbed to plague of 1348 (The black death) and the church fell in to disuse and then ruin in the 18th century.
Thanks for stopping by and to all those that clicked, commented and or voted on yesterdays upload.

Tags: Landscape and travel Knowlton church Llandscape

Voters: CarolG, netta1234, abeeror2 and 22 more


prabhusinha 13 5 5 India
23 Aug 2012 9:10PM
A great angle of view.
Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2012 3:56PM
Stunning sky... Impressive scene. IB
annettep38 10 220 42 Luxembourg
25 Aug 2012 7:54AM
You composition make the church look still standing proud!
CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
8 Sep 2012 7:05AM
A great pov, Mark, well captured. Carol
netta1234 9 382 2 Wales
8 Sep 2012 7:12AM
A great Landscape with lovely sky and light
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2012 7:54AM
Interesting narrative there Mark
with a good strong image surrounded by those atmospheric clouds
rather eerie feel to this
well shot
Cristian 17 950 1
8 Sep 2012 8:38AM
Good capture, nice moody image and great to see the info in the upload about the history of the building.

Cristian Smile
NDODS 11 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2012 9:08AM
A very interesting and informative pre-narrative Mark, supported by what I can only describe as a somewhat gorgeously illuminated photograph, simply quite enchanting.

Jasper87 Plus
11 2.8k 158 England
8 Sep 2012 9:28AM
A good low pov, and the sunlit tower is well placed in front of the cloud bank. Another excellent view of the church, Mark.

barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2012 9:46AM
that sky is so dramatic
and yes it really does look worth a visit
I bet this is stunning in mono
AnnChown 11 207 1 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2012 11:26AM
Great composition Mark - love that sky which sets it off so well.
Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2012 11:34AM
Interesting narrative - adds to it's appeal.
Composed well against that dramatic sky.
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
8 Sep 2012 4:41PM
A long and interesting history-- the image is spectacular--the light perfect for this mystical place!
paskinmj 12 11 1 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2012 10:57PM
Great lush landscape,
gajewski 17 10 9 United States
10 Sep 2012 7:18PM
A wonderfully dramatic sky with great lighting on the facade.

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