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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 31st January, 2023)


Sunrise at St.Wilfrids.

Photo: Poet  (Lenovo TAB 2 A10-70F)
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Comment by: irene roberts on 31st January 2023 at 08:22

Good one, Poet. After yesterday's photo reminding me of the last line of the poem I love , today's photo reminds me of the penultimate line...."across the purple moor there dawns another Autumn day" , (although Winter in this case!). I can just imagine the people of Standish beginning to stir and peeping through the curtains to see what sort of day it is.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 31st January 2023 at 08:45


Good 'un, Poet.

Comment by: Veronica on 31st January 2023 at 09:30

Looks like Standish is still asleep yet… when the sun rises over the ‘battlements’ Henry will appear again…

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 31st January 2023 at 10:07

The sharp eyed amongst you will be able to see the road sign saying turn left at the next road if you want to go to Wigan on the A49.

Comment by: Pat McC on 31st January 2023 at 10:45

The spiked dome on the parish church reminds me of the domes on the churches in Kiev, which are usually the backdrop to the news bulletins. Quite a spooky photo Poet!

Comment by: Syd Smith on 31st January 2023 at 11:25

Every time Ive travel through Standish in the last 12 month the St Wilfs clock has been stop on 12.00

Comment by: Poet on 31st January 2023 at 11:47

As the sun strikes the east window
The dark interior suddenly lit
By every colour of the prism ,
Staining tudor stones in kaleidoscopic light ,
Buttering brass ; throwing lectern shadows
Down the aisle , and each cold buttress
With chrism anoints ,
While pouring diamonds into the font .

Comment by: Cyril on 31st January 2023 at 13:27

It looks very Gothic silhouetted in the sunrise.

Comment by: Tom on 31st January 2023 at 13:34

Syd - it's awaiting repair work I believe

Comment by: Christopher’s Compass on 31st January 2023 at 14:08

I’d say the aspect there is due south, if not south/south west.
I don’t think it’s “sunrise”, as such, it’s probably between 10 and 11am.?

Comment by: Cyril on 31st January 2023 at 15:20

Sydney, maybe every time you go past it is either noon or midnight, if midnight beware of those with extra long cuspid teeth and wearing cloaks.

If noon, you'll find them having a bite at Farries chippy.

Comment by: e on 31st January 2023 at 19:30

The sun still send a warning ,
arches how it can,
Obey or I will destroy ,
the ignorance of man.,

Comment by: Edna on 31st January 2023 at 21:31

Syd, the parish Church clock in Wigan has been stuck at 8.20 for weeks now..Spooky, was my first thought, when I saw this photo.

Comment by: Floydy on 31st January 2023 at 22:18

And far away across the fields
The tolling of the iron bell
Calls the faithful to their knees
To hear the softly spoken magic spells .

Comment by: WN1 Standisher on 1st February 2023 at 09:33

A great track and Album Floydy.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 1st February 2023 at 10:01

There's a problem with the clock repairers - Charnock Richard's clock s stopped, too.

Comment by: Pat McC on 1st February 2023 at 10:18

Floydy - What 'magic spells' would they be?

Comment by: Floydy on 7th February 2023 at 10:48

And through the window in the wall
Come streaming in on sunlit wings
A million bright ambassadors of morning ,

Comment by: John and Paul on 8th February 2023 at 21:01

' Here comes the sun , doo doo doo doo
Here comes the sun , and I say
It's alright '

Comment by: Cat on 8th February 2023 at 23:03

Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning
Born of the one light, Eden saw play
Praise with elation, praise every morning
God's recreation of the new day .

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