The inspiration for St. Agnes

by Helen Hooker January. 05, 2012 3755 views

For our final morning with Yulia we took a drive to Stansted Park for a walk around the gardens and a spot of lunch in the Pavilion Cafe. All of the buildings on site were shut for the winter but we took a look around the outside of the chapel and this door caught my eye. Having done a little research I discovered that this chapel, built in 1812, was the inspiration for John Keats?? 1819 poem The Eve of St Agnes [en.wikipedia.org].

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Tom 5 years, 9 months ago

Cool capture well done

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Eiram Marie 5 years, 9 months ago

excellent!

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Stefan Fletcher 5 years, 9 months ago

I remember reading it as the romantic poetry equivalent of soft porn (well, why not?). BTW, why is lunch always available in spots? Happy new year to you and husband and cats and students. Be well.

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Felecia 5 years, 9 months ago

I'm in love with this photo Helen.

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Glo 5 years, 9 months ago

so very stunning!

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Lukesmom 5 years, 9 months ago

I love doorways! This one is especially nice with the dotted outline. Are those bolts? Great shot!

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Abe Jackson 5 years, 9 months ago

I like looking at images like this one and knowing when it was built so that I can consider the hands that put it together.

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Moira 5 years, 9 months ago

Lovely textures. Was the door actually white?

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Maz 5 years, 9 months ago

Beautiful shot!

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Josy 5 years, 9 months ago

A very beautiful door for this chapel which inspired Keats :))

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Mark 5 years, 9 months ago

It does look very firmly shut :)

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