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Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, Church of St Giles.
« on: June 09, 2009, 11:41:33 AM »
We went with friends to Stoke Poges on Sunday where Thomas Gray wrote his famous "Elegy written in a Country Churchyard" The path to the church was lined with beautiful standard roses with beautiful scents. Here are a couple whose names, unfortunately I don't know and Anthea enjoying the perfume.







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Re: Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, Church of St Giles.
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2009, 11:50:12 AM »
Very good indeed Eric.
Like the photos! Captured to perfection.  As we've already discussed, white is difficult, but you've managed it superbly.

Its nice to see Anthea enjoying the scent.

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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2009, 05:34:50 PM »
We went with friends to Stoke Poges on Sunday where Thomas Gray wrote his famous "Elegy written in a Country Churchyard"
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Here's a link to that very same Poem for anyone who's interested.

Great photos again Eric.  ;D

It's nice to see your 'better half' enjoying the heady perfume of the roses.  :)  (Who's the gentleman with her?  He looks strangely familiar, but I know it's not you Eric.  :D)

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Re: Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, Church of St Giles.
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2009, 06:00:35 PM »
Like the photos!
Thanks George. I was lucky that there was a bank of trees I could use to give a dark background.

Here's a link to that very same Poem for anyone who's interested.
Thanks Laurie. I found a similar site and copied and pasted it to my shot of the graveyard on Flickr. The poem is much longer than I remembered, I think we must have just learned the first few stanzas at school  :)

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It's nice to see your 'better half' enjoying the heady perfume of the roses.  :)  (Who's the gentleman with her?  He looks strangely familiar, but I know it's not you Eric.  :D)
That is a Flickr friend from Oxford called Martin Beek. He,  his wife, Anthea and I sometimes go on what we call church crawls photographing and recording. (A bit too young to be me  :(  about 30 years my junior but we get on famously. He fits somewhere in between the age group of our eldest and youngest sons.).

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