Last October I took this photo in Exeter UK during our ‘wall walk’ — a self-guided journey along the ancient Roman/medieval wall that once ringed the town, but which now meaders through the central city area.
I love the composition of this image, which is almost exactly in thirds. It’s a juxtaposition of crisp, living, vibrant green grass; ancient stone wall that is the work of many ages and many hands; contemporary apartment building.
There is so much juxtaposition of old and new in the UK; it’s almost everywhere you look. It’s one of the reasons I love it so much. The uncountable layers of history — and the tangible remnants of those long-ago times — give the place so much texture and grace.
When I saw this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge topic was JUXTAPOSITION I thought immediately of this image and knew I had to share it.
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Great texture on that wall 🙂
Indeed yes… I do love me an ancient Roman wall!
(Don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten about that other proposed post…) 😀
No rush 🙂
Lovely and interesting combination of scenes – most people would have just seen the Roman wall (if they were on the wall walk) and not noticed this juxtaposition
Thanks, Ann. Another thing for you to check out when you ‘do’ Exeter? 😀