Thursday, 14 November 2013

Linton Church


The little parish church of St Michael and All Angels sits beside the River Wharfe at Linton Falls, just across the river from the village of Grassington. To my mind it's one of the most picturesque places in Wharfedale. We were lucky enough to catch quite dramatic lighting, in between dodging the rain showers. Look closely and you will see this is a self-portrait too, shadows being unavoidable in the low sunlight. Me and my tripod!

There are estimated to be over 10,000 people buried in this churchyard and some of the memorial stones are fascinating. There is one for a two-year old boy who died of pneumonia in 1926, after playing Cupid (in the nude) in a pageant in Grassington.

8 comments:

  1. Great colours in this shot, Jenny; and the shadows enhance it. Looks an interesting church - one for the ever-growing list of places to visit! Very unusual belfry.

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  2. You have caught the light well. Quite a unique bell-tower. I admire you for dragging a tripod, I don't hink mine has seen the light of day in 30 years; probably should sell it.

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  3. Love the shadows. Beautiful church.
    Liz

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  4. Oh, I love this ! What a light ! what a beautiful place! I wish I could be there for a stroll..

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  5. This is fabulous Jenny. I was walking in the late sun yesterday and was fascinated by the loong shadows.

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  6. Love the contrast of sky and the bright yellow-green.!

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  7. Wow!! there is a lifetime of stories in this cemetery. You have made me want to visit and find out more about the lives of the community

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