Reculver 12th century towers

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    After the Roman occupation ended, Reculver became a seat of the Anglo-Saxon kings of Kent. A church was built on the site of the abandoned fort in about 669, when King Ecgberht of Kent granted land for the foundation of a monastery there.

    Clearly Reculver quickly became an important Kentish house, since in 692 its abbot, Bertwald, a former abbot of Glastonbury in Somerset, was elected Archbishop of Canterbury. Bede, writing no more than 40 years later, described him as having been "learned in the Scriptures and well versed in ecclesiastical and monastic affairs.

    Further, King Hlothhere of Kent presided over a council at Reculver in 679, attended by Archbishop Theodore of Canterbury, at which he granted the monastery lands in the western part of Thanet. In the original, 7th century charter recording this grant, Reculver is referred to as a "civitas", or "city". Clearly this is intended to be figurative; nonetheless it indicates the importance then attached to the place.
     
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    Love it as usual! I have to say, the top half is neat, but I didn't feel the full impact until I scrolled up and got the "whole picture", including the grass circle. In my opinion, that really ties this shot together and keeps my eye traveling inside.
     
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    Thankyou Mandra , glad you liked it. Others didn't though , said i had cropped it to much :grumpy:.
     
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    Cropping is apparently in the eye of the beholder. I like the "in your face" style you use regularly, especially with the (I'm assuming?) wide angle lens. Cropping off the tops of the towers doesn't take away from what it is, it just moves the focus down further. Between the top crop and the bottom vignette, I stay right in the center.

    So to the naysayers, I say meh. :lol:
     
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    did you guys spot the "Smilie face" on the ground?? thats the first thing i happened to see
     
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    :thumbup: Wondered if anyone else would notice :greenpbl:


    Mandra :thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    what is the semi circle bit by the way?
     
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    Now I *really* want to draw a nose in there too. :lol:
     

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