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Friday, 14 November 2014

FUNNY FACES. (14/11/14)

I don’t think it is going to get light today and the showers have given way to heavy rain. _MG_0859   The home of Rugby Sevens.

I’m hoping to go back to the abbey tomorrow but here are a few faces from yesterday.

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_MG_0874       One of the few statues that have survived.

Have a good weekend. I hope the weather is kind to you.

33 comments:

  1. Oooh!...for a minute there I thought I was looking into a mirror!

    It's been raining since the early hours here too, I hope it stops before the weekend?... have a good one...[;o)

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    1. Trevor, I often wonder if the masons carved caricatures of their fellow workers or worse still the abbot.

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  2. Imagine those faces 300 years ago.

    May you get a glimpse of blue sky now and then this weekend. :)

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    1. R.Mac, six hundred years ago they would have frightened the devil.

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  3. The weather will be kind to us here, but I won't have time to go out and take photos. I do plan to go and see Interstellar in the cinema on Saturday. Love your first moody shot. I don't mind the grey clouds (of course, having to live with them for a longer period of time, is another thing).

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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    1. Mersad, I am getting tired of the clouds and the rain that accompanies them but it isn't cold.

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  4. That building in the first photo is very photogenic IMO.

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  5. HI Adrian Those faces are quite ugly. By the way, the weather man was right. The sun has come out and we have blue skies. You see miracles can happen!!

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    1. Margret, the sun came out here late afternoon but it was good to see it.

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  6. I love those faces! Have a good weekend yourself, Adrian.

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    1. Frances, so do I. They remind me that there is somebody worse looking than myself.

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  7. I'd be interested to hear whether the first gargoyle represents a part of the abbey's turbulent history.

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    1. Douglas, I think they were just a flight of fancy.

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  8. I often wonder what went through the minds of those who carved such monuments and gargoyles but they certainly created some astonishing expressions.

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    1. Graham, I think it may have been the beer.

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  10. Maybe I could trade you some snow and cold for your wet and cold? I will spend a couple of hours Sun out birding with a group.

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    1. Red, you could, it's not the rain so much as the fact that it never gets light.

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  11. The Scottish Borders are so appealing - steeped in history and peaceful - like The Land That Time Forgot. A rolling agricultural landscape that is softer and more forgiving than most other parts of Scotland.

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    1. YP, the history was anything but peaceful. It must have been a medieval war zone. I prefer the Highlands but there is some wonderful light to be found in the Borders.

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  12. Those are some grim looking faces. I do like that first image.

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    1. That is Saint Adrian - the patron saint of virgins.

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    2. Hilary, I find the faces fun but have no idea if that was the intention.

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  13. When I saw the RFC in the first pic I wondered if it would stand for the same as it does here. Sure enough. Somehow I expected the grounds would be a bit more grand. If they were in this country it would be hallowed ground. YP's comment about your patron saint prompted me to look him up. "Saint Hadrian is protector against the plague, and patron of old soldiers, arms dealers, butchers and communications phenomena." Wonder if he looked like any in the abbey.

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    1. Pauline, Scottish rugby clubs are nearly all concentrated in the Borders. This is quite smart it has a big concrete grandstand. I'll get some more pictures of it.
      Melrose is only a small town and there are at least another five big clubs within a twenty mile radius.

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  15. Llevan muchos con sus desafiantes miradas;)) Buenas fotos.
    Por aquí también está lloviendo:((
    Buen fin de semana.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Miradas desafiantes yo como que Laura suena mejor en español

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  16. The faces made ideal grey scale subjects. They don't look as though they are very happy ;)

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    1. John, they do look a miserable bunch.

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