WPC: Dialogue

Analogy: 1. [n] similarity in some respect between things that are otherwise dissimilar: “the operation of a computer presents an interesting analogy to the working of the brain”.

The Reliquary of St Eustace dates from AD 1210. This relic can be found in the British Museum and is supposed to hold the skull of a Christian saint called St Eustace. The headband is set with precious stones.

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The Feathers Hotel was built during the reign of James I.  It has a three-bay plan, with bays which are moulded and carved mullions and transoms, with cast diamond glazing.

I know why I have selected these two images for this challenge, but I’d like to know what do they say to you?

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

44 thoughts on “WPC: Dialogue”

        1. Not at all lame, they were what initially made me consider putting them together. It’s only when you examine them side by side that other similarities unfold.

  1. Both say ‘antiquity’, and the congruence of the jewelled glass windows and their soft-gold coloured panes that echo the gold of the figure, and the jewelled headband whose setting also reflects the ornately carved timber framing. But in the end they just look beautiful together. Nice, Jude.

    1. Tish you saw exactly what I did! Plus the head – one being the container, the other being carved on the facade. Thanks Tish 🙂

    1. Yes, the jewels in the headband and its intricate carved settings resonated with the amber colours of the intricate windows and carved wooden timbers.

    1. The jewels and the window stained glass are what initially linked these two photos, (that amber colour, the shapes) then the carvings in each piece, the head itself (replicated on the facade of the hotel if you look closely or click on the images to enlarge), and the sheer beauty of each in its craftsmanship.

      1. Yes, I was caught by the jewels/tones and desire to decorate. For some reason I’m having a hard time settling on a set of photos for my own post but looking through everyone else’s dialogues has been great fun. 🙂

        1. I could have used several pairs of images for this challenge. I prepared at least four sets, but discarded them because the link was too obvious (think wide angled image / zoomed detail, same subject, different situations) for some reason these two disparate images clicked. I think it is the jewels and the shapes/colours that strike you straight away, then other similarities start to be observed. I hope this is what the challenge intended!

  2. Jude I’m going with the headband pattern and jewels being like the windows colors and shapes. Both photos are gorgeous at any rate.

    1. Thanks Sue. It is interesting that the colour and shape of the jewels and window patterns strike everyone the most. I wasn’t sure how these two images would be viewed by others.

  3. The colours …? the way the colours are separated by interspaced things ? It’s not the period, as there are two – mediæval and Jacobite …
    I dunno, really … But they’re both LOVELY !

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