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The Chalice well

By Paree
Just spent a few days in Glasenbury,
such a lovely place,


The Chalice Well is among the best known and most loved holy wells in Britain. Many legends are attributed to its chalybeate waters, which flow ceaselessly at a steady rate and temperature that never varies. Not least among these is that they represent the blood of Christ miraculously springing forth from the ground when Joseph of Arimathea buried or washed the cup used at the Last Supper. For others the waters are acknowledged as the essence of life, the gift from Mother Earth to sustain its living forms and so a continuous spring like Chalice Well is a direct expression of an unbounded life force.

Tags: Photo journalism Digitally manipulated Digital art Wildlife and nature

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derrymaine 3 17 Greece
5 Jun 2013 9:00AM
amazing shot

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5 Jun 2013 9:02AM
magical ....
excellent image
Alda Plus
3 68 29 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2013 9:08AM
Beautiful GrinGrin
5 Jun 2013 11:21AM
Inspiring & beautiful.

Deep
Joline Plus
9 27 53 United States
5 Jun 2013 12:38PM
It is a holy place for certain. You have commemorated it so well.
5 Jun 2013 1:19PM
Lovely work. So well accomplished......Sandy
pamelajean Plus
10 951 1808 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2013 9:43PM
I used to visit Glastonbury regularly, but not nowadays, so this is a beautiful reminder of the well, presented with a gentle touch.
Paree 11 616 3
7 Jun 2013 10:27PM

Quote:I used to visit Glastonbury regularly, but not nowadays, so this is a beautiful reminder of the well, presented with a gentle touch.


hello Pamela, I have also been any times,
its started to look a little tired with all the festival shops and connections,
it seems to have lost something somehow,


paree
Balwant Plus
5 1 4 United Kingdom
8 Jun 2013 8:05AM
Very thoughtful and very artistic work. Excellent composition. Good use of muted grey colours and touch of gold and bright light, signifying vision both outer and inner. Well done
ChiliMan Plus
9 135 17 Singapore
11 Jun 2013 6:03PM
So beautiful. Very interesting write-up too, Maureen.

Andrew
14 Jun 2013 8:10PM
Stunning and creARTive Smile Smile

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