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Thursday, 5 March 2009

St. Cosmus and St. Damian in the Blean

This is the church St. Cosmus and St. Damian in the Blean , not far from Canterbury.
Surrounded by fields, it is unusually isolated, nevertheless is warm and welcoming.
It has an incredibly fascinating history and if you are interested visit their website.

7 comments:

The W.O.W. factor said...

Rose, this is so serene and beautiful! Thanks for sharing that history too. When I saw the fragments of the original stained glass in one of the lancet windows? Makes me wish for the opportunity to enjoy the surroundings and to go inside and soak up all the history and craftsmanship!

Jacob said...

Looks like a retreat center...a nice place to visit and relax.

Jilly said...

Beautiful shot. So typical of your area and you capture it so beautifully.

Babooshka said...

It is idylic.Thanks for the link, but have to say you do a pretty good potted history on places yourself.

cieldequimper said...

Fascinating history to say the least. It does look so calm and quintessentially English!

John said...

Hi Rose. Beautiful Photo. In the Blean? What does Blean mean? If it's a Place Name. Where does it come From? Just a thought.

Rose said...

John
Blean is the name of a village in the outskirts of Canterbury.
Next time you are down here I will take you there.