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St. Mary's church is largely of the 15th and 16th centuries but the spire was not added until 1632. The churchyard is famed for it's 99 yew trees which were planted around 1792. It is said that every time a hundredth tree is planted it dies. (Painswick Tourist Information Guide) Another legend says the Devil pulled out the hundredth tree. Who can you believe these days!!!!!!!!!

Different views of Painswick handsome buildings taken from the churchyard in the early morning light last Monday.

(f11 1/60th zoom @50mm polarising filter)

Thank you for all the comments and choosing V1 as the best of the two photos. Hoping youll enjoy this little tour of the churchyard.

Have a nice day hoping youll get the sun like here in Gloucestershire,


Tags: Architecture Churchyard Gloucestershire Painswick High street Landscape and travel Xviith century buildings Yew trees St marys church

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Ray42 9 3 England
27 Nov 2008 9:11AM
Good set of pictures particularly with those long shadows in some of them - good narrative too

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cjl47 9 4 3 England
27 Nov 2008 9:14AM
A good set,
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
27 Nov 2008 9:20AM
A beautiful set of images, Jean-Noel, and that wonderful blue sky too! Carol
jdenman 9 18 5 Spain
27 Nov 2008 9:30AM
Great images, love all the clipped Yew.
27 Nov 2008 9:37AM
Lovely set of images JNC, so much work must go into looking after these trees. A Yew tree in my village was reputed to be nearly 400 years old,
RTDS 9 Cyprus
27 Nov 2008 10:14AM
Excellent set of images.
Like very much V1 and V4.
jaktis 13 84 Sweden
27 Nov 2008 11:56AM
Interesting shapes of the trees

danbrann 13 636 17
27 Nov 2008 12:30PM
A nice informative set of images.
27 Nov 2008 12:52PM
Nice 'blob' trees - look like something from a kids' TV programme!
Smile Lucy
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
27 Nov 2008 12:54PM
Love #2
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1809 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2008 1:28PM
Love the curious smooth but individual shapes of the trees, they look like giant lollipops. And those fabulous inky shadows...
kanu 9 India
27 Nov 2008 4:38PM
very good set of shots.
rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
27 Nov 2008 4:40PM
Love the topary, well worth a visit Jean. Ron.
Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
27 Nov 2008 5:06PM
What a marvelous set of images, so well taken.
Bodiewil 10 46 Wales
27 Nov 2008 5:25PM
Great series of light, shades and colurs JNC
microchip 10 1 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2008 9:28PM
What a superb setting for photography excellent captures,
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
2 Dec 2008 6:17PM
Another super set JNC, I like the different angles you've taken these from

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