James Britton 2

By mrswoolybill
The sometime Master of Durham School gazes out over the Cathedral.
Bill and I photographed similar angles independently, he was mainly interested in the feet, I was looking at the corners below. I think the depiction in stone of a plump mattress is particularly effective. If you are going to be there for eternity you might as well be comfortable.
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Tags: Sculpture Black and white Specialist and abstract Durham cathedral

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Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2020 8:15AM
Very beautiful... A rather moving sculpture...
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4 Feb 2020 8:30AM
Such laziness...couldn't be bothered to take his shoes off first. But that's academics all over... more important things to think about.Wink
mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.9k 2172 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2020 8:31AM
Alan it's draughty in there and nobody thought to give him a sleeping bag!
cats_123 Plus
16 4.9k 30 Northern Ireland
4 Feb 2020 8:38AM
A lifetime guarantee? 😁😁
bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
4 Feb 2020 8:40AM
a beautiful capture
franken Plus
17 5.1k 4 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2020 8:43AM
Not a lot of wear on the shoes, Moira. Very nice.

Ken.
saltireblue Plus
9 10.4k 59 Norway
4 Feb 2020 8:59AM
I bet he's wishing he could kick his shoes off and wiggle his toes a bit...
mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.9k 2172 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2020 9:01AM
Next time we visit I really must spend more time on the feet. As I remember, the shoes looked rather comfortable.
Thanks folks and good morning.
Jasper87 Plus
10 2.4k 158 England
4 Feb 2020 9:06AM
Quite a few parallels with the Reclining Buddha in Yangon, Burma (not the posture sprung mattress though!).
dudler Plus
16 1.1k 1606 England
4 Feb 2020 9:32AM
Both the mattress and the shoes have an air of real life, modernity, abotu them.
4 Feb 2020 9:36AM
perfect angle for this shot and the mattress looks very real
capto Plus
7 6.1k 15 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2020 10:04AM
Most unusual, a fascinating piece.Smile
ivor
kaybee 15 7.0k 26 Scotland
4 Feb 2020 10:47AM
I hope he doesn't get bed sores.
4 Feb 2020 11:08AM
A very relaxed pose Moira ! Excellent capture
Ian
4 Feb 2020 11:14AM
A sole survivor
mac Plus
18 6 Scotland
4 Feb 2020 11:54AM
It looks a very plump mattress a Sealy? Surprising lying on a good mattress with his shoes on where is his manners? He does look very relaxed.
Ian
Joline Plus
13 30 56 United States
4 Feb 2020 12:32PM
Certainly a very different, and unexpected, view from the last one! I don't think I've ever seen a mattress memorialized.
4 Feb 2020 12:45PM
Another great mono!

Arne Smile
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 14 England
4 Feb 2020 2:08PM
He does look rather casually relaxed, and as said, couldn't even take off his shoes! 😁
Trev 😀
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
4 Feb 2020 4:17PM
It is the feet that caught my interest-- and he is not in repose????
Fefe Plus
8 37 31 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2020 4:58PM
Still playing on his Ipad I see......he will get "tech neck" Tongue
Diane
4 Feb 2020 7:50PM
I like the viewpoint - pairs up well with yesterday’s image.
Alfie
mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.9k 2172 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2020 9:40PM
Thanks for the UA double, Alfie!
mistere Plus
6 6 3 England
5 Feb 2020 7:07AM
Very nice Moira. A comfortable stone cushion? There's an idea.Smile

Dave.

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