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Resting Beneath The Cherry Blossoms by Fara
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There are several of these beautiful cherry trees in bloom in the graveyard of St Augustine’s Church on the famous walls in Derry/Londonderry.
This image was taken yesterday when the weather was quite good. Sadly the wind and the rain has returned today so the blossoms will probably not be there in a couple of days.
St Augustines
A neo-Gothic church of 1872. Built of whinstone with sandstone dressings, It is a very ancient church and is the site of St. Columba’s/Colmcille monastery, founded 546AD. In 1164 the ancient church was surrounded by a cashel and the new cathedral of Temple Mor was built outside the walls at the present site of Long Tower Chapel. From thenceforth, the little abbey on the site of St. Augustine’s Church was called Dubh Regles (Black Church). In 1613, the Church, then named the Church of God in the Cittie of Derry, was used by the first settlers from England, Wales and Scotland and the cannonball containing the terms for surrender during the Siege 1688/1689 fell in the church graveyard. The present building dates from 1872 and was concecrated by Bishop William Alexander, husband of the famous hymn writer, Frances Cecil Alexander.
There are many famous graves in the graveyard. St. Augustine’s has a history second to none and is a thriving, living church, with a faithful congregration. Our strapline reads: “We are a community whose hope is in Christ”.

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  • finepix
    finepixover 2 years ago

    Lovely work Joyce x

  • Thank you David………….this is all your fault…………..I never used to bring this laptop to bed……….now I cannot go to bed without it……………..lol…………………..x

    – Fara

  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessover 2 years ago

    Beautiful shot of St. Augustines. I always find it difficult to get a proper angle here, but you;ve done it so well. And aren’t those blossoms gorgeous. Bravo, Joyce. x

  • Are you looking at it from a Catholic perspective……………lol………….meet me the next time you want to take a photo………………you are so hilarious Agnes……………….by the way I do not believe you ……………..xxxxx

    – Fara

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 2 years ago

    Beautifully captured Fara.

  • Many thanks Julie………………………..x

    – Fara

  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessover 2 years ago

    He, he. That must be it. Maybe I need a conversion lens. LOL. x

  • You can have mine……………..lol………………..xx

    – Fara

  • Emma Holmes
    Emma Holmesover 2 years ago

    Sweet image!

  • Thank you so much Emma……………………..

    – Fara

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourover 2 years ago

    OH Joyce how beautiful this is, love your narrative to accomly it

  • Thank you dear Malcolm………………it is in a lovely position on the walls………………..worth a visit………………….

    – Fara

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 2 years ago

    Lovely scene Joyce, I love when the blossoms appear …

  • Thank you Tom……………..I do too, but sadly they vanish so quickly……………………..

    – Fara

  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belajover 2 years ago

    Lovely work Fara,very beautiful scene1

  • Many thanks dear Anna………………………xx

    – Fara

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsover 2 years ago

    Gorgeous Joyce, great angle and pov!!…the cherry blossom is so pretty!!…I hope it didn’t get blown off already.

  • Thank you so much Kate………………the blossoms will have gone by the weekend…………..very windy here…………………x

    – Fara

  • Colleen2012
    Colleen2012over 2 years ago

    Beautiful image Joyce. What a quaint scene. FAVED
    Love Colleen2012

  • Many thanks Colleen……………..it is a rather lovely church to photograph……………………x

    – Fara

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