Saturday, December 5, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday - Ashmolean



On our recent trip to visit family we enjoyed a day out in Oxford.  Despite the fact that my sister-in law has lived in a nearby village for many years, we had never actually visited the town.  Amends have now been made, and I am very glad we did.  After wandering around looking at the skyscape and window shopping in the Covered Market and side streets we had a quick dash round the Ashmolean Museum.  What a fantasic place - recently refurbished - the way the collections are displayed is truly stunning.  Being the well trained subject that I am, I kept my camera lens cap on , but coming down stairs we came across this whole wall of busts by Sir Francis Chantrey , with nice little shadows attached..  I very politely asked a chap sporting a V neck jumper with the museum logo on if I could take a picture and he said  "Please do!"  - just like that! So I did - The Chantrey Wall.  I hope you like it as we had to run for our bus and there are no more. I'll be back!
Do visit Tracy and friends for Shadow Shot Sunday - you never know where you will end up.

15 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What a marvelous and interesting shot! I'm so glad they let you take the photo! Sounds like a fun visit!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Sylvia

Quilt Works said...

Interesting layout! Made an interesting photo!


... "Simplicity is beautiful"

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

An interesting way to display busts; surely can't be very big. Good capture!

Quasi Serendipita said...

Great shot!

Dimple said...

That seems to have been a rather tall exhibit; it makes for an interesting perspective. Nice shot.

Ralph said...

This is a nice attraction. The busts seem to match the off-white background by themselves . However the slight shadows seem to add some depth to the display, the shadows make sure that this monochrome display is noticed!

Hey Harriet said...

I'm glad that you were allowed to take a photo of this most interesting display and share it with us. Quite often photos are not allowed in such venues, so I guess it does pay to ask after all. It's a great image you captured!

Jazzbumpa said...

Interesting perspective.

Now I know what I going to do, if I ever have an unused wall . . .

Cheers!
JzB

Sarah said...

What an interesting and unusual shot-I love it!

Crafty Green Poet said...

wonderful shot, i love the angle you've taken it from!

frayedattheedge said...

super photo - I like the unusual angle!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Sir Francis Chantrey,
you brought history to life
with fine sculpted heads.

My Shadow Shot

Jonny Hamachi said...

Very Cool.

Denise said...

A wonderful image and it sounds like a great place to look around.

sunnymama said...

Looks a fantastic place! Your shadow shot is so cool. :)