Thursday, 25 June 2009

The Blue Angel

A recent post of a photograph of a blue angel in Locksbrook Cemetery in Bath asking whether readers preferred the colour or black and white version of the shot, raised a question from Margaret Pangert who asked what the orginal colour was. The colour version was exactly as photographed and had not been manipulated at all. Here are three more photographs of the same angel which gives a better idea of her location. She is mounted on top of a large sarcophagus style tomb commemorating a Lieutenant General in the British Army who died in the 1840s. I am not aware of the significance of the banner she appears to be studying. Please remember to click on the photographs for an enlarged view!




6 comments:

Gale Wall said...

Oh, my! I would love to spend an afternoon in that cemetery. Looking out around her shows the most amazing headstones.

Margaret Pangert said...

She's beautiful in this color. maybe she changed after time, like something made of copper placed outdoors for awhile. She looks like she should be playing a musical instrument in that position, maybe a lyre. Thanks for the info.

Cathy said...

Enchanting, I love it! I agree with Gale I'd love to just wander through that cemetery and read the headstones, look, think about those people and their lives. I grew up near an old civil war graveyard that was absolutely crammed with amazing information.

joanne May said...

Very unusual and beautiful with the little angel.

STUFF said...

I am speechless! But I had to type to tell you that :) This is just.... yeah I cannot find the word. Moving!

Carnealian said...

She's lovely! I'd imagine she was a shiny copper color in 1840. The patina of copper over the years is just lovely.

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