As Above, So Below

Once upon a time, a long time ago, the Romans used the River Tas to ship supplies to the regional town of Venta Icenorum. Once upon that long time ago the river was wider and deeper … as it doubtless remained through to medieval times when the earls of Norfolk & Suffolk, the Bigods, had their Norfolk seat upriver from Venta Icenorum, at the now sleepy village of Forncett St Peter.

This is the river Tas as it is today, at a ford just south of Forncett …

As Above So Below

River Tas at the ford at Forncett St Peter: 17th April 2019

As Above, So Below … my take of the title Under Water

[For details of #2019picoftheweek challenge see MariaAntonia]

About crispina kemp

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30 Responses to As Above, So Below

  1. Dale says:

    I love the history behind this photo! You do share it so well.

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  2. Jen Goldie says:

    Such a peaceful and inspiring photo Crispina. No wonder it touches your heart. Thank you for letting us see the beauty that surrounds you. šŸ™‚šŸŒ¼

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  3. I love the reflection of the tree in the water. There are some very pleasing triangles here.

    And of course, the history behind the photo is great!

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  4. Tien Skye says:

    Beautiful photo. I so love the parallel reflection in this photo!

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  5. Lovely photo. Looks like a place for ducks or fish to frolic!

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  6. A fascinating snippet of history and an atmospheric picture.

    Like

  7. Lynn Love says:

    As others have said, wonderful photo and back history. Love your thoughts on reflections too. In between places, aren’t they? Gateways perhaps. I love that our ancestors were so preoccupied with this idea, that fens and bogs received so many offerings because they were seen as the same, places where the water and the land met. But halfway places could be dangerous – witch bottles were buried under doorsteps and in fireplaces because they were seen as weaknesses, places where bad things could enter. Beware the thresholds, Crispina! šŸ™‚

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    • crimsonprose says:

      I remember reading, years ago, about the monastery St Columcille set up on Iona. Did you know, when excavated, they found a threshold deposit. A man, believed to be a monk. Don’t know how true the story.
      In Jungian terms, the reflections in water represent the subconscious. Also, Jung saw religion as an outward projection of the subsconscious. Thus we can understand why our ancestors peopled such places with gods and demons.

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