St Mary the Virgin by larry flewers

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Sometimes called the “cathedral of East Sussex”, the Parish Church of Rye, dedicated to St Mary the Virgin, has dominated the hill on which the citadel is built for over 900 years. When the building of the present church was started, early in the 12th century, the town itself and much of the surrounding area was still held, under a Royal deed of gift, by the Abbey of Fecamp in Normandy. It is because of this link with Fecamp and the fact that it had become an important member of the Cinque Ports Confederation that Rye has such a magnificient church.
The clock on the turret was installed in about 1561 and is one of the oldest church turret clocks in the country still functioning. The present exterior clock face and the original ‘Quarter Boys’ (so called because they strike the quarters but not the hours) were added in 1760. For a fabulous 360 degree view over the ancient rooftops and out to Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, Camber Sands and Winchelsea, the climb to the top of the tower is well worth the effort, though not for the claustrophobic.

Canon 500D
18-55 kit lens
3 shots in Raw
edited in Photomatix pro
Rye East Sussex UK

I have been into photography since 2009 when I had a little Sony Cyber shot Point and shoot camera I then moved onto a Fuji finepix s1000fd bridge camera I now use a Canon 60D and a Canon 500D and the mirror less compact eos m am now looking to update to a full frame I love all forms of photography have recently Got into HDR and Macro work

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  • GeorgiaPoetry
    GeorgiaPoetryover 1 year ago

  • Thank you

    – larry flewers

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 1 year ago

  • Thank you Marie

    – larry flewers

  • LarryB007
    LarryB007over 1 year ago

    Well done Larry, Congratulations on your feature in the “Preserving History” group!

  • :) Thank you Larry

    – larry flewers

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusover 1 year ago


    Super fantastic work!!
    Deb, your host
    May 5, 2013

  • Thank you Deb

    – larry flewers

  • ctheworld
    ctheworldover 1 year ago

  • Thank you so much

    – larry flewers

  • lorilee
    lorilee10 months ago

    Beautiful!!

  • :) Thank you

    – larry flewers

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