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Sorry Rosie. King Canute (or Knut as he was spelled at the time, as he was a Dane who ruled over England), did not try to stop the tide coming in. On the contrary, he was demonstrating to his fawning and flattering courtiers that not even a king as powerful as they reckoned he was could hold back the sea, which is what they were telling him in an attempt to curry his favour.
But yes, it is a fantastic photograph.
How funny that my little photo should end up in a history lesson! I better go and read up on Mr Knut!
Yet another superb Sunday. You do take fantastic photos. And I love your modesty too. Did you star on a box brownie?
Thanks Catherine, you know what? I think my first camera was a box brownie!!
Wowzers! the colours are amazing, beautiful shot
Another "wowzers"!!! Thanks Lou!
Wow, looks like a scene from a dream
Yes I can see that in it too. Thanks for commenting Kel
Such beautiful light...
yes, isn't it. Just *had* to take the photo.
What a gorgeous shot!
Wowzers - that is one hell of a beautiful shot!
Excellent word "wowzers" and to be used for my photo, I'm flattered, thank you.
This scene is so beautiful and calm.
I don't think I have every seen such a beautiful photo before. Reminds me of Louis Armstrong song "And I think to myself what a Wonderful World" Love the colours.
Wow, fine praise indeed! Thank you Kate, you made my day!
Wow great shot in dramatic setting!
Thank you Kriss
Gorgeous, the quality of light is stunning, almost lilac. Stunning view!
It was hard NOT to take this photo the light was so unusual!
Thank you Lena
What a view!! Lovely photo x
This photo makes you think of King Canute? Why, pray tell Rosie? Am I missing something?
Because King Canute sat on the beach and tried to stop the waves encroaching - it was the first thing that jumped into my mind when I saw the person sitting with arms held aloft as though yelling at the sea to stand still for them. It would seem I was the only one to see the picture in this light though!
I'm afraid that historical reference went way above my head! It's my little son sitting there on an abondoned chair and I love that detail but I don't know about King Canute. Thanks for raising the intellectual level though!!!
It's a lovely picture and I think serves well to show how Silent Sunday pictures can mean different things to different people. If you have 5 minutes spare Wiki gives some information on Canute