Journey's end 2

By mrswoolybill
After a century spent wandering the roads of Northumberland carrying the coffin of St Cuthbert, the monks of Lindisfarne stumble, somewhat dazed, into a modern precinct in Durham City.
Their shock is palpable.
As BarabaraR mentioned yesterday, the sculpture spent some time on Holy Island, near the church, before being moved to Durham. I preferred the previous location in many ways, but the present arrangement is much more challenging, a real confrontation of two different cultures.
Look out for the gentleman wandering into V2, he reappears tomorrow.
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Tags: Street photography Photo journalism Sculpture Specialist and abstract

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fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
27 Sep 2012 8:08AM
A very impressive statue would love to see it in the "flesh".

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cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 26 Northern Ireland
27 Sep 2012 8:13AM
V2 again for me...such a heavy load Smile
christabella 12 133 1 England
27 Sep 2012 8:20AM
Prefer V2 and the lower angle, look forward to seeing the chap tomorrow.
27 Sep 2012 8:30AM
Like 2 best too - I like the contrast with the 'human'!!
mrswoolybill Plus
9 965 1492 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 8:38AM
Thanks early birds. V1 leads because for me it's more about the monks' surprise, I wanted to move out to the surroundings gradually.
Moira
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
27 Sep 2012 8:51AM
I think tomorrows gentleman is the one who has been wandering the streets for a century Moira.
He looks like Old Father Time to me.
And I bet he does not look a day older tomorrow !!
Mick.
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
27 Sep 2012 8:58AM
Like your view points in each of these Moria
TelStar 11 116 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 9:15AM
Me too. Love the angle of the block they are carrying against the buildings. An appropriately powerful, steadfast sculpture in that environment, I'd say.

Tel*
mrswoolybill Plus
9 965 1492 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 9:24AM
Terry, the block is St Cuthbert in his open coffin. The challenge I still haven't sorted is getting a shot of his profile, it's too high. But we have just invested in a small step-ladder for photographic purposes...
Thanks folks,
Moira
danbrann Plus
12 621 17
27 Sep 2012 9:31AM
As you say Moira not easy to get it in one. Hopefully you will now climb the ladder of success.
A very powerful sculpture and your angle makes it more so. I'm wondering what tomorrow will bring?

Dougie
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 9:52AM
I like the more dynamic angles in v1 Moira SmileSmile
Helen
KingBee Plus
10 492 2 Scotland
27 Sep 2012 10:03AM
V2 gives a greater perspective, I think. Whichever, both very powerful images indeed.

Regards.

Bob
SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
27 Sep 2012 10:47AM
I find that statues like these lose some of their meaning when plonked in city centres. I think they'd be more comfortable in beautifully rural surroundings, but it adds to their angst being relocated to the concrete jungle.
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nonur Plus
7 17 11 Turkey
27 Sep 2012 10:58AM
I like both images, I also like Mick's reference to Old father Time. They are very impressive and powerful shots!
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
27 Sep 2012 11:03AM

Quote:I find that statues like these lose some of their meaning when plonked in city centres. I think they'd be more comfortable in beautifully rural surroundings, but it adds to their angst being relocated to the concrete jungle.



I couldn't agree more.

I shall look forward to seeing you up the steps peering in GrinGrin

Dave
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 11:46AM
I've been looking forward to today's offering and I'm not disappointed!
Cannot wait to see what happens with the "wanderer" now!
Carol
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
27 Sep 2012 11:49AM
How strange to pluck them down in such an urban jungle....it's like they have entered a time warp. The expression in v1 tells so much about how surprised and perhaps frightened they are.
I hope they get to go back to Holy Isle.
mrswoolybill Plus
9 965 1492 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 2:16PM
Thanks again. I should add that the precinct is on the approach to the peninsula (formed by a loop in the River Wear), where the monks finally settled, built their Cathedral and buried their Saint. There is a logic...
Moira
Tibetan 4 3 England
27 Sep 2012 2:19PM
V2. for me a better angle I feel, I can almost see them slowly walking forward! love it, regards Leon. "Mortality".GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
27 Sep 2012 3:48PM
Great shots, Moira - think I'd be a bit dazed after a century of wandering...Wink Has to be V1 for me Smile
Trev Smile
Well v2 for me I think you can see it better and with more to see it works better IMO, good angles on both Moira.

John
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 4:18PM
Love them both Moira and I look forward to tomorrow!
Ann
SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2012 4:37PM
2 good shots.
27 Sep 2012 4:51PM
The solid expression of truth
27 Sep 2012 5:51PM
Two great view points Moira, with the closeness of V1 being my fav'.

John Smile
gajewski Plus
12 10 9 United States
27 Sep 2012 6:19PM
Moira -- I prefer the comp. in V2 but I think I understand why V1 was framed that way -- to avoid the folks in the BG?
So -- that guy in V2 does look like an interesting character. I'm looking forward to his 2nd coming.
-=\Walter
28 Sep 2012 12:04AM
Very sentimental image again, Moira!!!!!! Careful, you don't fall downTongueTongueTongueTongueTongue.................!!!!!!!! AniaWink

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