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Looking back, Over my Shoulder….

Posted in ART, BRONTE BITES, MY ALTERED ART BOOK PAGES with tags , , , , on July 15, 2009 by echostains

Last night I found myself looking back over my old posts….and wondering what I was thinking of!  Quite a lot, so it seems.  Some of these posts have such a lot in them.  Seems a shame that they’re now confined to the archives.  So;

 

Garden of delights

Garden of delights

A Cornish Garden (Barbera Hepworth)

page 23 detail

page 23 detail

Altered Art Book page 23 The muffled voice

am I addressing the real charlotte Bronte or not?

am I addressing the real charlotte Bronte or not?

Will the real Charlotte Bronte PLEASE stand up

 

 

 

 

Just a quick one.

Mysterious Places: Roche Rock

Posted in PAST PLACES with tags , , on May 14, 2009 by echostains
The mysterious rock

The mysterious rock

 

When I came across my Cornish pictures yesterday (Barbara Hepworth museum), I uncovered a cache of interesting places we went on our Cornish holiday 3 years ago.  One of them was Roche rock.  We had recently read about it in our favorite magazine Fortean Times. and desperately wanted to see it!

the ruined chapel

the ruined chapel

This rock is surreal!  Where did it come from?  It stands there almost accusingly.  It has a life or a presence all of its own.  Even on a summer’s day, it has a dark broodiness.  Apparently the chapel at the top (now in ruin) was dedicated to St Michael in 1409.

natures way

natures way

The rock is a natural phenomena and is millions of years old.  It has a lava like substance that seems to have been arrested in mid bubbling lol!

eerie sentinels

eerie sentinels

There was once a hermitage below the chapel and legends abound about Roche rock, which has been featured in the film ‘The Omen  The Final Conflict.  Read some more about it here.

and here