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Brent Knoll church roses

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Brent Knoll church roses
Brent Knoll, Somerset, England
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Brent Knoll is the name given to both this small Somerset village and the hill under which is lies. The church at Brent Knoll is famous for its fascinating medieval bench ends, which are carved in a series of cartoon-like panels with allegorical figures, meant to lampoon a local abbot. I came to the village to photograph the carvings, but when I arrived, the church was closed. I stepped back and scratched my head, wondering what to do next. It was then that I spied this simple scene, with the trellised roses above a wrought iron gate leading to the church. It seemed like such a typically lovely English scene that I just had to photograph it. NB: I came back an hour later and the church was open - and well worth a visit!

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