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Belmont Abbey 2

The picture on the left is of St Benedict's Chapel. The central figure is of him holding his book of rules. He has his finger to his lips to emphasise the value of listening. Legend has it that the other monks didn't like him much and tried to murder him. One attempt was with a poisoned cup of wine, but as he was about to drink it a snake came out of it and broke the chalice....strikes me that is a better way of putting people off drinking than unit pricing of alcohol.A second attempt was made with poisoned bread but Benedict's pet raven flew in and took the loaf from the table and made off with it. Images Of Benedict often include a raven and a broken chalice.


The Reredos in the middle picture was intended to be painted. But until the 1960s was left as plain alabaster. It was then painted using the original planned colour scheme

 

 

The right hand picture is the Lady chapel

Belmont Abbey 2

The picture on the left is of St Benedict's Chapel. The central figure is of him holding his book of rules. He has his finger to his lips to emphasise the value of listening. Legend has it that the other monks didn't like him much and tried to murder him. One attempt was with a poisoned cup of wine, but as he was about to drink it a snake came out of it and broke the chalice....strikes me that is a better way of putting people off drinking than unit pricing of alcohol.A second attempt was made with poisoned bread but Benedict's pet raven flew in and took the loaf from the table and made off with it. Images Of Benedict often include a raven and a broken chalice.


The Reredos in the middle picture was intended to be painted. But until the 1960s was left as plain alabaster. It was then painted using the original planned colour scheme

 

 

The right hand picture is the Lady chapel

comments (15)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 2 Oct 2012, 02:19
Would have been funny to watch the drunk snake trying to make its getaway, heh!
Bill Phillips: Certainly not something you see every day
I enjoyed your narrative about St. Benedict's luck!!!... all three photos are superb Philine....petersmile
Bill Phillips: Thank you Peter even if you have changed both my sex and nationality
Did i just call you Philine!!!
... sorry about that Bill... s#%t happensgrin....re-petersmile
Bill Phillips: Hahahahaha
  • Chris
  • England
  • 2 Oct 2012, 05:30
Excellent stuff: a fine collage & an interesting & unknown place to me
Bill Phillips: Worth a visit and not far from you really
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 2 Oct 2012, 06:49
Belmont Abbey must be a visit worth - and I liked reading your writing.
Bill Phillips: I think you would enjoy it very much Philine
I like the strong structure of buildings like this one ...
Bill Phillips: 'Tis a fine building Mr Trim
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet
  • 2 Oct 2012, 08:54
Very nice Brian but why not post one image per day.
Bill Phillips: I don't want to over excite you............
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Oct 2012, 09:06
I only see snakes coming out of my wine after the 5th cup.
Bill Phillips: As few as that?
Really beautiful pitures Bill, I love the colour of the stained glass and decoration! I had a copy of the 'rules', they were severe (for our time) smile
Bill Phillips: He was considered very strict even in his day I believe
A lovely mystical light in these three beautiful images Bill!
Bill Phillips: Thank you Richard. It is a lovely building, originally intended as a cathedral.
Three very fine pictures Bill and some interesting history there.
Bill Phillips: Thanks very much Brian. You would like this place i think
Special feel to these, well done.
Bill Phillips: Thanks John.
A nice tryptych, Bill.
Bill Phillips: Thank you Tom. It is a very fine church
What a charming bunch they must have been. This is aa interesting looking chapel so ornate and colourful.
Bill Phillips: These religious types get up to some right antics.
Another fine trilogy Bill
Bill Phillips: Thank you Fred

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