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Angels We Have Heard on High

 

You don't have to wait till December!

(ceiling detail in St. John the Baptist parish church, Cirencester, England, in May)

 

 

Angels We Have Heard on High

 

You don't have to wait till December!

(ceiling detail in St. John the Baptist parish church, Cirencester, England, in May)

 

 

comments (27)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 7 Jul 2014, 00:46
excellent! I have never seen them that close before, Ginnie, and the beauty can be in the detail.
Ginnie Hart: It wasn't till I saw it on the big screen, Ray, that I found out they were angels, Ray. I was delighted! Thank you.
  • Hollie
  • United States
  • 7 Jul 2014, 01:13
very pretty. Lovely details
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Hollie.
Terrific. And I love the title.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Michael.
Beautiful details, Ginnie! Nicely presented!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, dear Elizabeth.
  • ....peter:)
  • Moonbeam, Ontario, Canada
  • 7 Jul 2014, 05:13
They are pretty sharp angels Ginnie... they are right side up from either side... framed perfectly in good light....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: I was pleasantly surprised by what I saw once I saw it on the big screen, Peter. Thanks.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 7 Jul 2014, 05:44
In a place like this the more you look the more you see Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: How very true, Chris. I remember what you said in one church...you see something new every time you visit!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 7 Jul 2014, 05:53
Each angel is different - a pity that even as high as this two have been defaced
Ginnie Hart: The details really intrigue me, Lisl. Those look like Chinese characters on their shields/tablets. I'd love to find out more....!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 Jul 2014, 06:11
Oh, on last Thursday I have been there and I was as impressed with this grandious church as you have been - what a wonderful detail you did capture here!
Ginnie Hart: It's a delightful church, Philine, isn't it. I did an entire post on Cirencester from when we were with Chad and Norma, if you have time to see it. More of this church is there:
http://www.ginniehart.blogspot.nl/2014/06/cirencester-england-and-st-john-baptist.html

Welcome back from your travels!
  • Shane
  • England
  • 7 Jul 2014, 06:11
Wow what great detail and workmenship ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I was pleasantly surprised, Shane! Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 7 Jul 2014, 06:45
Wonderful detail and light in this closeup from up high.
The more I look the more I see. Great title too.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, MLMA. I was delighted by what I saw when I got it on the big screen. I always wonder how they did such things like this way up so high?!?!
Beautiful details of this magnificent architecture. I love english cathedrals
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marie. I'm never disappointed!
  • HF
  • Germany
  • 7 Jul 2014, 07:55
Fine detail, Ginnie! well seen.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, HF.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Jul 2014, 08:15
The craftsman was enjoying himself, knowing that in his day no one would be able to get close enough to see the details!
Ginnie Hart: Isn't that amazing, Mike. It still blows my mind...that there is so much detail work done that so many people never see!
The one top right looks a cheerful chappie Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: LOL, Bill, You'd notice that, wouldn't you! smile
Oh wow. Fabulous detail here Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Janet. I love stuff like this. smile
The two headless angles yelled, "Why December?! We'll come and get you in October instead!" wink
Ginnie Hart: And if not in October...May! grin
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 7 Jul 2014, 08:58
Ah well I never Ginnie, I would not have recognised this as Cirencester, yet now I do remember the fan vaulting.
Ginnie Hart: It's something magnificent, Chad, isn't it! smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 7 Jul 2014, 12:54
Hah, I first thought the two bottom angels have lost their heads, but then I saw I have to stand on my head to see their heads. A heady business.
Ginnie Hart: LOL, Louis. I'm sure glad you figured it out. smile
Amazing to think of the detailed work that went into producing this masterpiece of a ceiling, Ginnie. Love how you were able to capture the light shining on the carved angels.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Beverly. Things like this from these old churches continue to blow my mind.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Jul 2014, 13:53
Ah.. now I didn't see this at all! Doh! I will have to go back smile Did you see the cat and mouse in the side chapel? As I said to the other SCers at the time, how they heck did they do such work with their limited tools and and equipment.
Ginnie Hart: Well, Alan, NO, I didn't see the cat and mouse! So we both have our stories and images to swap! I do hope you show yours!
What a beautiful detail shot Ginnie. I've already enjoyed this church on your other blog BTW.
Ginnie Hart: Awww, thank you so much for looking, Brian.
lovely image Ginnie, love the nice, clean feel here and the light on this neat work.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ayush. It's good to see you again!
Ceilings in so many churches always amaze me and you captured it so well!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Lady. I feel the same way about these church ceilings!
Excellent capture with terrific details Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Ptck
  • France
  • 7 Jul 2014, 22:31
Hello
It is a beautiful picture, a very beautiful terrain in the picture! beautiful architectural composition
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Pat. Stuff like this totally intrigues me!
How lovely smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Cherry. It was.
  • Paule
  • United States
  • 8 Jul 2014, 16:11
Nice architectural detail.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Paule. I found it quite stunning.

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