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Husthwaite [May. 19th, 2008|08:48 am]
Tony Grist
Driving south, we spotted a road sign pointing to a 12th century church. Ailz wanted a coffee break and I wanted Romanesque arches so Ruth made the turning and we ended up in the village of Husthwaite- which is Saxon for "house in a clearing".

The pub was friendly and there was a grand view from the churchyard of the Kilburn white horse- the most northerly of such hill figures. It isn't an ancient tribal totem. It was created in 1857.



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[User Picture]From: saare_snowqueen
2008-05-19 02:16 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Another place I now feel I must visit. Like you I have an almost - obsession with early Romanesque architecture. No pictures of the interior?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2008-05-19 03:35 pm (UTC)
The interior is very plain. There are very nice box pews.
Picture coming up next posat...:)
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[User Picture]From: saare_snowqueen
2008-05-19 04:01 pm (UTC)
Wonderful - I'll look for it. Thank you.
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[User Picture]From: solar_diablo
2008-05-19 05:09 pm (UTC)
Once again, I'm floored by the history of it all. That church was built before the Black Death, for crying out loud. It must be a consequence of my nationality that history before the 18th century is always something of an abstract to me. Hell, I was impressed walking around a Colonial-era graveyard in the heart of Boston - the weight of history in Britain and continental Europe would probably leave me dumbstruck. And yet you walk through it in your travels at will.

What's odd it that something like this seems to have more of an impact on me than pre-historic artifacts, or Egyptian/Greek/Roman art and architecture. Go figure.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2008-05-19 06:45 pm (UTC)
I never take it for granted. It's one of my gripes about this town that it's a creation of the industrial revolution and there's very little above ground that's earlier than the 19th century- though we do have a Roman road running accross the end of our street.
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[User Picture]From: solar_diablo
2008-05-19 06:52 pm (UTC)
Phoenix, Arizona would amaze you. I think city planners here consider any building built before 1960 an historical landmark.
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[User Picture]From: mummm
2008-05-20 06:00 pm (UTC)
I want a white horse on a hill to look at.... :^)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2008-05-22 07:53 pm (UTC)
That's what the man who made this one thought. He'd been to visit the famous, prehistoric White Horse at Uffington in the south of England and had come away thinking his local hill needed one too.
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[User Picture]From: jackiejj
2008-05-22 07:40 pm (UTC)
How beautiful those washes of yellow--is that rape?--(my god is that the correct name?)--and the white horse under those clouds.

You take the best cloud pictures.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2008-05-22 07:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks.

Clouds are easy. All you have to do is make sure your light metre (mine is built in and automatic) is set to read the sky. In practice, this means making sure you keep the horizon low.

Yes that's rape. There's a lot of it about. I suspect it's being grown for bio-fuel.
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