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Bishop's Palace, Wells

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Comments (14)

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on October 20, 2009

This is the reason why history is so important Theolfa, because to understand what happened here, explains why we are in such a terrible mess today!!

When I observe such awesome fortifications, presumably built to fend off invaders intent on harming the bishop, I am left to conclude that religion is, and always has been, at the root of all wars!! You don't hear of many agnostics declaring war in the world!!

Ah well, its all part of lifes rich tapestry, our heritage and our raison d'etre!!

Controversial eh!!!

Cheers ;>)


Theolfa on October 20, 2009

I totally agree, Jim, religion is the root cause of most wars.

Valentine Verchenko on October 20, 2009

Beautiful building!

Theolfa on October 20, 2009

Hi, Valentine! Thank you! And thanks for visiting my gallery. Greetings from Canada! _Theolfa-

Theolfa on October 20, 2009

Thanks, Mario! Did you notice the moat? this is also a very ancient piece of architecture, from around the 12th century, but now you can celebrate your wedding there with a great feast (for a price!) or book your Christmas dinner. Cheers! Theolfa

sugarbag1 on October 21, 2009

Hello Theolfa. Great shot of these old buildings.Very nice to see them. Best Regards,*David

joyfotos on October 21, 2009

I suppose they have to pay for upkeep in some way. Whatever, I am glad you homeland preserves it's heritage so well. Thanks for showing us this lovely old building!

Theolfa on October 21, 2009

Absolutely right JF! The oldest building in Regina is the RCMP chapel built in 1883, only 125 years ago. So it's a real treat to see buildings from centuries ago. Theolfa

Theolfa on October 22, 2009

Hi, David, I'm glad you saw them, because Australia is like Canada in that some parts of it have no beautiful ancient buildings. Cheers! Theolfa

archrodney on October 26, 2009

I love history and historical photos, Theolfa! I had to zoom in to notice that lovely ditch around the palace. :) cheers, archrodney!

Theolfa on October 27, 2009

That lovely ditch is a moat, Archrodney and surrounded castles to prevent intruders from getting in. Because of the 'bathroom facilities' in those days, they usually stank ;D Theolfa

archrodney on October 27, 2009

Thank you for the information Theolfa! :) I didn't know that word. cheers, archrodney!

Theolfa on October 27, 2009

It's not a word one would use every day, Archrodney, but I know you like to perfect your English vocabulary :D

archrodney on November 5, 2009

I'm glad it seems like that, Theolfa! :) Actually, I've already learned a lot from your comments... cheers, archrodney!

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  • Uploaded on October 19, 2009
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    by Theolfa
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot SD990 IS
    • Taken on 2009/09/30 12:14:22
    • Exposure: 0.017s (1/60)
    • Focal Length: 7.70mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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