Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Decaying Shrine

As if the Virgin Mary does not have enough to feel woeful about, the state of decoration at her resting place at Snowshill Manor must be a source of real consternation. I do like the make up of this picture as the inner grief of the figure suggests that the neglect of the surroundings is unimportant. I also gives me the feeling that time while grieving slows down, to the exaggerated point where the fabric of surroundings start to deteriorate. Snowshill, where this shrine can be found, is a remarkable and unusual place, and well worth a visit if you are in the Cotswolds.

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