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There were some some strange sights within the confines of the church porch in Cirencester the other day.

 


And there was this decorated golden hare..

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There were some some strange sights within the confines of the church porch in Cirencester the other day.

 


And there was this decorated golden hare..

comments (27)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 9 Jul 2014, 00:35
The codger has lost his way...trying to find the beach...

At least his hat will be useful as he walks through the part of the man-cave where 1,000,000 bats rest in the rafters...
Chris: Indeed - he could become enveloped in many tonnes of bat poo were it not for his sensible headgear
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 9 Jul 2014, 00:36
Ah...the semi-naked civil servant....
Chris: I will refrain from comment
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 9 Jul 2014, 00:40
A John Le Carre character...civil servant at large, but really a field operative for MI6...here, caught with prototype, un-miniaturised, field recording equipment with built-in surface-to-air missile...
Chris: Well if they will try to economise over enthusiastically they end up with a scenario like this, Special Agent Rolfe waves his too-big equipment at an expectant public..
  • ....peter:)
  • Moonbeam, Ontario, Canada
  • 9 Jul 2014, 02:31
Ray did carry on and on and on tonight Chrisgrin

i like the golden hare... and Alan looks like a tourist... i like his hatsmile....petersmile
Chris: He is a tourist Peter
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 9 Jul 2014, 04:57
Did I miss Easter this year smile
Great shot of Alan and the hare.
(Chad, Norma and I climbed the tower.... GREAT view from up there)
Chris: Bet you didn't get a view like THIS ONE Astrid..
Very strange isn't it... Alan seems nonplussed!
Chris: He does not understand why everyone isn't dressed in the same manner as he is..
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 9 Jul 2014, 06:02
This brought a real smile to my early morning, Chris. It was good to spend some time with Alan and Philine that day
Chris: Yes it was Lisl
  • Shane
  • Uk
  • 9 Jul 2014, 06:04
Wheres his white socks ?? Don,t the older gentlemen normally ware them with sandals lol smile
Chris: Hahaha - brilliant comment!
LOL, Chris. There was another/different hare inside when we were there in May. I didn't see this one. Nor did I see the cat and mouse that Alan said he found. I remember you mentioning that when you visit these churches you see something new every time!
Chris: We found the cat & mouse Ginnie but it took quite a bit of finding
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 9 Jul 2014, 06:55
Haha- oh, I recall this scene and this Pharao. And Ginnie is right! I saw also a cat, a mouse and a dog (see next week on my blog) in Cirencester's great Parish Church!
Alan was dressed up in a funny way- below like a nature boy with naked toes, in the middle like a professional photographer and at the top like a gentleman with his elegant Gustav Aschenbach sun hat - and a bit wooly at his arms and legs, sorry, like a sheep, a very nice man, indeed!
Chris: I think your deconstruction of Mr Rolf as part hippie, gentleman, photographer & sheep is an extremely accurate one Philine. I couldn't have bettered it myself..
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 9 Jul 2014, 08:28
The middle part could look a bit americanized, too? I am not sure if Sir Rolfe knows Gustav Aschenbach, but he has wifi to google the term. I think wearing a sun hat matches his conscious decision to lead a healthy life in responsibility.
To Shane: He could have bought 'holy socks' at St. Davids Cathedral in Wales!
Chris: I am sure Mr Rolfe is of an age to have seen Visconti's Death In Venice, which might well have germinated his nascent sartorial allusions Philine
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 9 Jul 2014, 09:09
Al'an is very exotic and eccentric (I am told).
Chris: What they make of him dressed like this on the Scotch hillocks I cannot imagine Chad
The pagans are retuning, about time they had their own faith schoolssmile
Chris: Indeed so. I think the one in the background is the Grand Wizard
That is a great hare, Chris.
It is good to meet Mr Rolfe.
Do you remember the Golden Hare that was hidden somewhere in the UK back in the 70's? It was eventually found at Ampthill Park in Bedfordshire.
Chris: I remember that Pauline. And I remember trying to solve the riddle with little success
great headgear... both of them smile
Chris: They are both minor gods Ayush
A pagan, Egyptian and Native American sort of character, knocking on the door the church grin
Chris: Peculiar aren't they Martin
I think they are a bit frightened of each other - or both frightened of you.
Chris: I am frightened of them!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 9 Jul 2014, 10:52
The church is for carrot munchers. So the old taupe must be a carrot muncher.
Chris: You can be sure of that Louis
I actually like it Chris! and I love Alan's combat shorts!
Chris: He is becoming a sartorial legend Ronky
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 9 Jul 2014, 15:20
"Year 5 pupils at the school were chosen as the year group to be involved with the project. Their aim was to decorate the hare with found objects and mosaics.
Nicky Brookes, Head of Art, was inspired by many sources from the walls of temples in Thailand to American mural portraits. However, the main inspiration for the hare was Egyptian Queen, Cleopatra. Hence, the name given to the hare was Hareoh the Pharaoh.
The pupils had already learned about Egypt in previous History lessons and have mastered the art of writing their names in Hieroglyphics.
The hare was painted gold and Year 5 pupils were set the task of collecting a variety of unwanted non-perishable small items to decorate the hare. Items collected include wheels from small toy cars, old board game pieces, Lego, old jewellery, beads, brooches, broken China pieces, buttons, shells and much more."
Chris: Thank you Philine
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Jul 2014, 17:12
LOL! You did warn me! What a fine looking object, though. The hare's not bad either (unlike the hair...) .
Chris: Absolutely Alan..
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Jul 2014, 17:14
I think Chad meant to say "... erotic and elegant..." Please tell Shane that I MOST CERTAINLY DO NOT WEAR SOCKS WITH SANDALS!!
Chris: I very much hope Shane was being ironic..
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Jul 2014, 17:43
Philine is mine of information. All I noticed was the Dalek-like thing on its scarf wink
Chris: She is unstoppable Alan
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 9 Jul 2014, 18:14
The golden goose just isn't good enough for some people!

It must be all the rich people living in the Cotswolds!
Chris: They've all got too much money Blackers..
Some highly dangerous shorts on show here.
Chris: In a class of their own aren't they

And their wearer...
My word did he cycle all the way from Southampton in that garb!
Chris: Oh I expect so..
It looks very surprised to be there!
Chris: Standing next to that idiot in shorts you mean?

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