in resolute metal,
from the rocky heights,
forever awaiting his call to arms,
a silent guardian
in enigmatic grandeur,
the once and future
of legend and history
This post is for Cee’s Black and White Challenge. This week’s theme is things made by human beings.
The pictures were taken at Tintagel Castle in Cornwall, and are of a statue called Gallos, which is the Cornish word for ‘power’. The statue was inspired by the legends of King Arthur – who, it is said, was conceived at Tintagel – but it can also be seen as a representation of the old kings of Dumnonia, a kingdom of the 5th and 6th centuries that stretched across Cornwall, Devon and Somerset. It is thought that this dynasty made Tintagel the site of their summer court.
If you’d like to know more about the statue, there’s an interesting article from The Guardian that you can find here.
Every Wednesday, all across the internet, bloggers post photographs with no words to explain them. Here is mine.
Every Wednesday, all across the internet, bloggers post pictures with no words to explain them. Here is mine.
Every Wednesday all across the internet bloggers post a photograph with no words to explain it. Here is mine.
an expansive ocean of
presenting youthful enthusiasm
whilst all outdated dictates
on the shoreline far below
a life of graft replaced by
a fun-filled existence
becoming the prime objective
These pictures (which were taken at Tintagel, in Cornwall, UK) were nearly posted a few days ago for the Weekly Photo Challenge (this week’s theme is edge). Unfortunately I couldn’t think of any words to go with them at the time, so they were replaced with the sundial. I came up with the poem last night, however, so decided I may as well make use of them!
Both of the above pictures were actually cropped out of this one, that shows the rugged edge the people were standing on in all its dramatic grandeur: