Juggling life through a bi-polar lens. Sometimes up, sometimes down. Mostly trying to tread water in the middle. Creating a likeness to a normal life. Whatever "normal" is...

Friday, 6 March 2009

Flowers in the middle of the shopping centre...

There's a old church, now disused, in the middle of Colchester, completely surrounded by shops. It still bears the name Holy Trinity.

That unusual tower is actually Saxon!
You can see where old Roman tiles have been reused in the building of it...
....the original doorway, at the base of the tower, is tiny. My mum would have been a giant in those days :)
The old graveyard stretches all the way round the building.... and this is why I took these pictures yesterday- look at the crocuses! They go all round the building as well....
Spot the woodpigeon!
Beautiful!! I was so scared that the hailstones forecast for this week would smash them up, but the hail never came. I was so pleased :)

7 comments:

Angel said...

Thank you for sharin gthis little bit of Spring Beauty! And the history, too.

CherryPie said...

What a wonderful old building and such lovely flowers :-)

Julie said...

What a beautiful church Helena and gorgeous crocuses too. You've reminded me to go and check out a local church when I go to the dentist on Monday. Last year it was a picture too with crocus and snowdrops.

That little doorway is lovely, I do like the recycled Roman tiles, makes it interesting.

Dulcie said...

Wow, beautiful flowers...I went for a walk last weekend and saw a patch of crocuses like this one..not so dense but different colours, white and purple ones...there were bumblebees visiting them busily, it was so nice :-) Dulcie x

Patrice said...

I love the crocus and headstones... what a wonderful karmic contrast they make and the photos are extraordinary.

Thanks too, for your comment re: Blue Yonder... I'm not sure if it's a success as a painting, as the cows take second - or even third - billing. But I just love a painterly sky. Guess I need to do another version. I grew up in the flat plains of the Midwest US (Illinois)- and I took lots of photos last time I was out to visit.

ally said...

whata beautiful church and yard. i have never noticed it when i havae been in colchester, must go look for it now.

Shirley said...

Thanks for sharing this Helena, I think it is just so elegant and lovely! The years are really doing it justice. I wish someone would refurbish the insides.