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Yes, more Autumnal beauties to share with you.

Nice on black

 

For some reason this looked much better on my computer before I uploaded it!

3 shot HDR of the interior. Had to rest the camera on a ledge. Just wish I'd brought my tripod!

First picking from the Early Merlot grapevine. I can see a future in viticuture beckoning with its attendent benefits!!

The Parish Church, as it has become since the union of the three original Sandwich parishes (St Clement's, St Peter's and St Mary's) in 1948, stands in the south-east sector of town, adjoining the ramparts. It was formerly the election place of the Mayors of Sandwich and there are many carved headstones in its ancient and extensive churchyard.

The central tower and east and west part of the nave belong to a 12th century aisle-less church; in the 13th century, the chancel was rebuilt with a north chapel and, in the 14th century, a south chapel was added.

Originally, the church was cruciform in plan, as was characteristic of Norman buildings, but the addition of chantries and chapels produced the present shape and dimensions.

The Norman tower is one of the finest in England and the pillars that support it have rounded arches and curiously carved capitals with various ornaments of scrolls, frets, foliage and grotesque figures.

In the north-west angle of these columns is the doorway to the spiral staircase over which is an interesting tympanum with late Saxon or early Norman carvings

 

Picture of the tower below just click on it for full size.

  

MY THANKS TO ALL WHO VISIT AND COMMENT IT IS APPRECIATED.

   

Abandoned psychiatric hospital. I'm uploading old photos as I am unable to process new ones as I am travelling in the Lake District / Cumbria, UK for a week. I won't be able to respond to your comments as much as I'd like to while I'm away with limited wifi access. Have a good week!

St Clement in Old Romney is a Church of England parish church and one of the oldest churches in Kent. It was originally constructed in the 12th century although there is some evidence of an original structure on the site dating back to the 8th century.

 

One of the most-visited Marsh churches, built on an artificial mound to protect it from the floodwaters. There is a Norman nave enlarged by the addition of aisles in the thirteenth century. Because of its virtually unrestored state it has many items of interest, the uneven floor creating a very rural atmosphere.

theromneymarsh.net/stclement

 

Romney Marsh (extract)

 

As I went down to Dymchurch Wall,

I heard the South sing o'er the land

I saw the yellow sunlight fall

On knolls where Norman churches stand.

 

John Davidson

 

Colourful and refreshing .....oranges and lemons, the image would brighten anyone's day and is also full of vitamin C.The title came to mind instantly,I thought of the non alcoholic drink and the well known childen's nursery rhyme of the same name.

Clôcher de l'église de St-Clément

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