061212.Glastonbury, Find the Spiderweb

December 12, 2006 at 8:35 PM | Posted in Architecture, Cathedrals and churches, cemeteries - churchyards - and tombstones, Chisel Marks, Gardens & Parks, Glastonbury, Overcast, Preservation, Ruins, somerset, spiderweb | 6 Comments

Glastonbury Abbey Abbott’s Hall ruin, looking toward the Crossing. Glastonbury’s current ruined state results from its dissolution at the hands of Henry VIII, who removed the lead roof and took the maintenance money.

060929.139.Somset.Glastonbury.Abbey.Abbott’s Hall.Crossing in background

“The Vietnam War couldn’t have gone on for as long as it did, certainly, if it hadn’t been human nature to regard persons it didn’t know and didn’t care to know, even if they were in agony, as insignificant. A few human beings have struggled against this most natural of tendencies, and have expressed pity for unhappy strangers. But, as History shows, as History yells: ‘They have never been numerous!’
“Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do the maintenance.”

–Vonnegut

In other news, Rumsfeld made a suprise visit to Iraq this week, which will also be his last.

Rumsfeld’s Swan Song in Iraq

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  1. Beautiful photo…but I’m still looking for the web.

  2. Absolutely beautiful photo but I don’t see a spider web either!

    Unusual war to showcase as the practice of demonizing the enemy! Especially since it’s true of all of them. I suppose it’s one of the ways to get a man to kill another man…sure glad I’m a woman.

  3. I see it! I see it! It’s right under the outjutting ledge!

  4. how lovely. i want to be there! come on smile, you know you wanna
    ;0P

  5. The new Madrid daily photo has now started…
    Come, and tell me u think…
    Thank u all for the ‘unbelivable’ dailyphotoblog network…

  6. A provocative post, Ja.mes. Thanks to JC I see the web. What a gorgeous photo.


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