Last week I posted about visiting Stydd Chapel near the village of Ribchester in Lancashire. (see below for link)

This tiny chapel dates back almost 1000 years, to the days of the Knights Hospitallers.

The bible on the lectern isn’t as old, but worth a closer look:

Stydd Lectern©HelenBushe
Fuji X-T30 18-55mm lens
f13. ISO 4000. 1/40sec

Viewed from the vicar’s perspective:

Stydd Bible©HelenBushe
Fuji X-T30. 18-55mm lens.
f4. ISO4000. 1/250 sec

Have you ever seen such a wonderful bookmark as this sprig of rosemary:

Stydd Bookmark©HelenBushe
Fuji X-T30 XF60mm Macro Lens
f8. ISO4000. 1/50 sec.

As I’ve said before, Stydd Chapel is one of the most beautiful and atmospheric places I have had the privilege to visit.

You can see more of it here: Stydd Chapel: An Old Door and its even Older Predecessor

This post is my entry for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Books & Paper


aj vosse · 27 September 2019 at 10:02

Stunning photos… stunning old Bible… and I believe a sign of confirmation that it is time for me to dig out my old King James Version again! 🙂

    HMB · 27 September 2019 at 11:16

    Thank you. When you dig out KJ version, don’t forget the spring of rosemary to mark your place!

      aj vosse · 27 September 2019 at 11:34

      You know… I think you’re a mind reader! Just as I posted the comment I had that thought! Only problem, last year’s heavy snow killed my rosemary bush… but I’ll get another… and use a sprig! For now, I have my left arm resting on my KJV! I will be using it a whole lot more often! I’ve just looked at the date my late mother gave me the book – 29 July 1972! WoW!! 😉

Lane Erickson · 16 September 2019 at 22:24

Great images. The lighting is perfect which is no small accomplishment give you were indoors. Keep up the great work!

    HMB · 17 September 2019 at 08:19

    Thank you very much for your kind comment.

Cee Neuner · 11 September 2019 at 18:00

Helen, this is such a cool photo for this week. Thanks for playing along.

    HMB · 11 September 2019 at 18:14

    Thank you Cee.

Arkenaten · 11 September 2019 at 17:05

Fortunate to be allowed to get so close to such an old artifact. If this book were mine I would keep it under lock and key!

    HMB · 11 September 2019 at 17:34

    Yes, indeed!

lisaonthebeach · 11 September 2019 at 04:15

Very cool, I love this!

    HMB · 11 September 2019 at 07:25

    Thanks. Much appreciated.

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