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The Chapel Wall

This is the 19th century Primitive Methodist Chapel in the village. It has been closed for thirty years, and I have no idea who owns it these days. Someone still cuts the grass.

Anyway I ventured down there at lunchtime seeking something other than drippy gates and grey skies and came back with these two:

I liked this one because it shows the argument between brick and ivy



And in this one: The stuff that should have leaves doesn't, while the thing that shouldn't have leaves does...



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Re: The Chapel Wall

Wonderful Pete!

I never cease to be amazed at your ability to spot a picture and a deeper meaning in everyday sights that pass the rest of us by.

Keep it up.



ps. Could the first one be symbiotic or parasitic and the second transmogrification?
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Re: The Chapel Wall

Argument between brick and ivy? No contest, ivy wins every time!

No 2 is very clever, imaginative and well spotted. The thing that shouldn't have leaves but does is obviously deciduous because they are all gradually dropping off!
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Argument between brick and ivy? No contest, ivy wins every time!

No 2 is very clever, imaginative and well spotted. The thing that shouldn't have leaves but does is obviously deciduous because they are all gradually dropping off!

Many thanks both :-)

I would have preferred a straight on shot of the drainpipe, rather than this upwards oblique angle. That would entail a step ladder in the middle of the village lane near a blind corner, and there are some shots that are just not worth the risk

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PS. Late May. It's almost time to set the alarm for 4 am and go in search of misty valleys with sunrise. This needs very different weather however...
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Wonderful Pete!

I never cease to be amazed at your ability to spot a picture and a deeper meaning in everyday sights that pass the rest of us by.

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Re: The Chapel Wall

Pete,
Really like the first image - I think the B&W treatment makes it.

Can I ask what a Primitive Methodist is? Do you also have Neanderthal Anglicans? Troglodyte Catholics? Piltdown Protestants?

We just have the Wee Free's
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Really like the first image - I think the B&W treatment makes it.

Can I ask what a Primitive Methodist is?
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I think the Primitive Methodists are a couple of clicks down from the Strict and Particular Baptists

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I think the Primitive Methodists are a couple of clicks down from the Strict and Particular Baptists
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I though this was a leg pull until I googled it. I thought we Scots were the ones with all the religious schisms.
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Re: The Chapel Wall

Interesting shots there Pete. Are you able to get into the church at all... is it locked up? Could be interesting inside.
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Pete, I love your shots - your so creative ! and your "sub titles" are so funny too ! the second is a "Masterpiece"
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Pete, I love your shots - your so creative ! and your "sub titles" are so funny too ! the second is a "Masterpiece"
You're most kind, many thanks :-)

I have a small selection of arty 12x16 prints up at work, and I suspect that second one might be a candidate for the wall.

As to the chapel, it's only about 10ft by 15ft so I suspect someone has grabbed it for use as a garden shed...

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Re: The Chapel Wall

Pete I think the angle on the drainpipe works well and adds to a very creative shot.
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Re: The Chapel Wall

Both great shots but the second one really is excellent.You really have an eye for a shot Pete.

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p.s. you only have to worry if the "wee free" move in.
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