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Bits and doings 15

Seen in Salisbury Cathedral


A man walked into a bar and sat down next to a man with a dog at his feet. "Does your dog bite?" he asked. "No." A few minutes later the dog took a huge chunk out of the man's leg. "I thought you said your dog doesn't bite!" he said indignantly. The other guy replied, "That's not my dog.

Bits and doings 15

Seen in Salisbury Cathedral


A man walked into a bar and sat down next to a man with a dog at his feet. "Does your dog bite?" he asked. "No." A few minutes later the dog took a huge chunk out of the man's leg. "I thought you said your dog doesn't bite!" he said indignantly. The other guy replied, "That's not my dog.

comments (18)

What a great picture Bill. Love the dog joke.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Frances. The joke is another golden oldie grin
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 Oct 2011, 01:20
Good a place as any for a kip, I suppose...even if there is a danger of a midget James Dean squatting on your chest, heh!
Bill Phillips: This was one of several in the Cathedral and its' surrounds. Why I have no idea
That's a rusty old joke... smile
Bill Phillips: Very rusty Larry
I have to say that is the oddest thing to see in a Cathedral! But I love your perspective in photographing the "men"!
Bill Phillips: There were several Elizabeth. Why they were there I have no idea
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 19 Oct 2011, 07:01
Yes, I agree with Elizabeth - but even the cathedrals must go with the modern times to be a bit more attractive (I see there is an exhibition). I must think of the bible- story: Jesus drives the Traders from the Temple ..., this cathedral looks also a bit like a busy place...
Bill Phillips: The cost of maintaining Cathedrals is very high and I suppose they have to get the tourists in and spending their money. However, we should all respect their true purpose even if we don't follow that belief.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Oct 2011, 07:19
Does this signify some sort of oppression: because it's in the cathedral I expect it does
Bill Phillips: dunno. Might do
For me a church is a place for people ... we are in the 21st century and I think sculptures like this can act as very positive catalysts.
Bill Phillips: It is, but you have to respect that it is also a place of worship. I don't have a problem with exhibitions like this but they might upset some people I imagine
  • lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Oct 2011, 08:22
This had inspired me to go and look for myself. Thank you, Bill
Bill Phillips: I don't know how long they will be there but they are worth a look
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Oct 2011, 08:56
I thought at first this was a slightly-shaved Sir Tiff. Never been inside Salisbury Cathedral (it took me 59 year to get to see inside Winchester Cathedral!). Your joke made me smile so thanks.
Bill Phillips: We visited Sheffield Cathedral yesterday. i reckon I've been in more churches and Cathedrals in this country than most Christians!
I am amazed to see such a sculpture. I know you don't know but I wonder what it is all about.
Bill Phillips: Outside was an enormous bed with a bloke asleep and inside were several other sculptures. I have to say i like them but why they are there ......
Perhaps quite apt as a last resting place, a provocative artwork that makes an interesting shot Bill.
Bill Phillips: The sculptures were rather good but I don't know what the idea is.
I like this Bill, good P.O.V. certainly an interesting piece of work.
Bill Phillips: It is. There were several of various sizes and figures. What it is all about is beyond me....mind you most things are
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 19 Oct 2011, 13:12
Hence the saying...oh whatever it is.

This looks a phenomenal piece of craftsmanship Bill.
Bill Phillips: There were several Chad and they were very well done. I have no idea what the idea is so i just took them at face value
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 19 Oct 2011, 14:25
About the thoughtful exhibition in Salisbury Cathedral:
“The title of Sean Henry’s exhibition expresses quite succinctly what visitors to the Cathedral will see. ‘Conflux’ means a bringing together and this exhibition unites Sean’s contemporary, secular sculpture with our existing medieval, classical sculptures. The Cathedral’s ‘sacred’ sculptures celebrate historically important men and women and the glories of faith whilst Sean’s sculptures depict the humanity of contemporary secular man and pay homage to the ‘anonymous’ and unknown.” http://www.salisburycathedral.org.uk/news.inthenews.php?id=146
Bill Phillips: Thank you for this Philine. Interestingly The woman in black sculpture mentioned in the article also features in a later picture. It was the only one of the sculptures I didn't really like and, funnily enough, neither did Ange.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Oct 2011, 17:15
Fine photo Bill, especially the pov! And thanks to Philine for the back story.
Bill Phillips: Philine is amazing.
Oh dear, the old jokes are the worst, aren't they? smile
Bill Phillips: Oh yes grin
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Oct 2011, 17:58
Quite a contrast between this pair of ordinary looking chaps and the sublime architecture.
Bill Phillips: I think Salisbury cathedral looks better from the outside than the inside.
I guess if it gets people through the doors then so well and good, they are very good sculptures.
Bill Phillips: They are indeed Brian. I rather liked them and I don't think they should offend anybody. But you never know these days people are very good at being offended

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