Poised between two worlds
In quiet meditation
Point of perfect peace
The photo for this week’s prompt was taken in Glastonbury, looking out from the doorway of the tiny chapel of St Margaret on Magdalen Street. It is a place of perfect peace in a town usually bristling with visitors and a place where, in spite of its Christian dedication, you can quietly touch the much older roots of reverence in this ancient and sacred patch of land.
Along one side of the garden are tiny almshouses… no more than a room with a mezzanine for sleeping…but they are safe and cosy and must have been a true Godsend to those in need of care. Some have been restored to give a glimpse into the lives of those who lived there.
The Silent Eye held its very first landscape workshop in Glastonbury, visiting St Margarets amongst many other ancient, sacred or iconic sites in and around the town. We were also lucky enough to give a series of talks there one year, and visit the town half a dozen times, watching its landscape change with the seasons.
We have watched the maypole being carried through the town and worn crowns of May blossom. We have climbed to the tower and the dragon’s eggs on the Tor, visited the churches, ruins and wells, we know the town and its legends well… but there is always more to discover and no two visits are ever the same to a place called
My thanks, as always, to all those who took part. All the posts inspired by this image are listed below, so please click on the links to read them and leave a comment for the author. Thank you too, to everyone who reblogged the prompt, round up and the individual resposes.
A new prompt will be published later today. I will reblog as many contributions as space and time allows, as they come in… and all of them will be featured in the round-up on Thursday.
Many people are having problems with pingbacks not coming through… and I can miss things too… so if you have written a post for this challenge and it does not appear in the round-up, please leave a link to your post in the comments and I will add it to the list.
A Reminder and an invitation
As there are usually too many contributions to reblog all of them every week, and so that we can get to know their writers, I would like to invite all writephoto regulars to come and introduce themselves on the blog as my guest! ‘Regulars’ does not mean you have to take part every week… Click here for details
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and a second story from Kyt