Durham Cathedral was a center for criminals seeking sanctuary. A criminal would bang the sanctuary knocker at the north door. They would be admitted into the cathedral, and offered sanctuary for 37 days.
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interesting capture! wonderful textures!
Thanks, Lizzie :-D
Another great image!
I have shot this in blk/wht and i must admit i thought blk/wht would be best until i saw your image – looks good.
Wow, what a nice compliment! Thank you!
You did such a great treatment on this pic. I love the light and the ancient look.Very powerful.
Hi Barbara,I was amazed when I saw this as your entry in the challenge. I have a shot virtually identical, also taken at Durham Cathedral!!! :OCan you believe it?
I even have given it very similar treatment with the dark shading/halo effect. I love your so, and think it better than mine. great detail as well as lighting. And i love the green tinge to the copper and worn,rusted knocker ring. YOu can see it’s been well used!
By the way, is this the replica on the external door or the original in the museum?
Isn’t it a small world?!?
Wow, it IS a small world! Thank you for the kind words. This is a replica – however, I think it’s also very, very old. The original is in the cathedral treasury.
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