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All Saints...

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All Saints...

Location: Church Street, in the village of Mears Ashby in rural Northamptonshire, middle England.

The church featured here is the 12th century All Saints church. The first stone building, consisting of just the nave and chancel was built shortly after 1100 and the tower added circa 1220. There was almost certainly a timber built church on the site previous to this.

Northamptonshire and Mears Ashby in particular has a long tradition of witchcraft and accusations of witchcraft. As late as 1785 the poor unfortunate Sarah Bradshaw, a local inhabitant, was so accused. We learn from the Northampton Mercury on 1 August 1785 that:
"Thursday last, a poor woman, named Sarah Bradshaw of Mears Ashby...who was accused by some of her neighbours of being a witch, in order to prove her innocence, submitted to the ignominy of being dipped (on a ducking-stool); when she immediately sunk to the bottom of the pond; which was deemed an incontestable proof that she was no witch!" (So, if you drowned you were not a witch but if you didn't drown you were a witch and got burned at the stake. I'm beginning to see a slight flaw in the good old British justice system here!). Anyway, it is told that her ghost can still be seen roaming around in the churchyard on each and every anniversary of her death.

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Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:17:38 -0700
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School 4 Section East

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School 4 Section East

School 4 Section East
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Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:43:47 -0700
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Greymouth Railway Station

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Greymouth Railway Station

Greymouth Railway Station, New Zealand

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Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:30:26 -0700
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Greymouth Railway Station

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Greymouth Railway Station

Greymouth Railway Station, New Zealand

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Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:29:52 -0700
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Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:14:46 -0700
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Outdoor Art in Quebec

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Outdoor Art in Quebec


A wonderful piece of art on the streets of Old Quebec.

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Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:16:41 -0700
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old mill spring 2015-5.jpg

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Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:04:14 -0700
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Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:04:04 -0700
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Graz, Heinrichstraße 7, Zinshaus

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Graz, Heinrichstraße 7, Zinshaus

Ein herrliches Gebäude im Grazer Ringstraßenstil, in gutem Zustand, in der Heinrichstraße 7, im II. Grazer Stadtbezirk, St. Leonhard.

Das Gebäude scheint das Mittelgebäude einer ehemaligen Dreiergruppe von Häusern mit lediglich zwei Obergeschoßen gewesen zu sein. Teilweise lässt sich das am linken Nachbargebäude erkennen, welches einen fast identischen Fassadenschmuck aufweist, im übrigen sind die Stockwerke in allen drei Gebäuden gleich hoch. Leider wurden die Nachbargebäude im Laufe der Zeit stark verändert, besonders das rechte. Möglicherweise wies die Gruppe eine aufeinander abgestimmte Fassadengestaltung auf.

Dass das Mittelgebäude im Bild um ein Stockwerk höher ist und dennoch eine geschlossene, in sich stimmige Fassadengestaltung aufweist, deutet darauf hin, dass es zu Zeiten der Erbauung der Grazer Ringstraße möglicherweise aufgestockt wurde. Dem Zeitgeist entsprechend hat man es mit einer identischen Fassade wie bei den Grazer Ringstraßenbauten versehen.

Wiedereinmal schade ist die einfallslose weiße Bemalung der Fensterflügel, die das Gebäude etwas billig aussehen lässt. Empfehlenswert wären hier eine braune Lackierung oder dunkle Lasur. Dunkel gehaltene Fensterrahmen würden das Gebäude deutlich edler wirken lassen.

Bild retuschiert (störende Objekte entfernt)

(Foto: Juli 2014)

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:42:35 -0700
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My weekend trip

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My weekend trip

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:38:35 -0700
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