War, Religion, and Alcohol

Taken as part of the photography 101 challenge – today’s topic ‘Street’

Not exactly a street, but this is a picture of Canon Square, just off of the main Market Square in Retford, close to where I live.  I am always struck by the juxtaposition of the impressive ‘Sebastopol Canon’ (captured in 1855 at the end of the Crimean War) sitting alongside the beautiful St Swithun’s Church with it’s graveyard spread like a cloth around it, both set midst at least four pubs all within a stone’s throw (The Vine that you can see is just one of those.  I was standing outside another to take the photo).

The photo is a little wishy-washy I fear, as it is very foggy here this morning, and to be honest, I was feeling a bit self-conscious taking photos in town, just for fun, for the very first time!

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9 thoughts on “War, Religion, and Alcohol

  1. Nice pic! I also like the description of the juxtaposition, which tells me just a bit more about the setting. It’s not too wish washy and the fog isn’t too invasive, sets the scene a bit. Try not to feel self conscious, although it’s easier said than done when it’s a new experience. 🙂

    • Thanks Debbie. I’m ok when I’m on holiday snapping everything and everywhere, but somehow it feels different in a day to day setting with the locals giving me funny looks!!

    • Thanks Debbie. I’m ok when I’m on holiday snapping everything and everywhere, but somehow it feels different in a day to day setting with the locals giving me funny looks!!

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