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The Temple of Minerva
The Temple of Minerva at Hardwick Park, Sedgefield.
A listed building, The Temple of Minerva dates back to 1757.
It was restored in 2009 as part of the £10m redevelopment of Hardwick Park and is now used as an art gallery.
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Dec 17, 2013
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[Dec 18, 2013 at 08:57 AM]
A lovely silhouette and I just luv the tones in the sky, wonderful! Hmm, a bit odd having a temple to a Vauxhall car though!
[Dec 18, 2013 at 03:06 PM]
A nice silhouette indeed, and a good gradient in the sky through to the sunset, I don't think I have tried one.
Keith seems a bit confused it's a Vauxhall Meriva, Minerva is a ship owned by Swan Hellenic Lines.
[Dec 21, 2013 at 06:04 PM]
It's very appropriate that this now an art gallery as Minerva was the Roman goddess of sponsor of the arts, among other things. The like the graduated sky in this from the darkness top left to the last light from the setting sun towards the bottom right. Nicely done.
[Dec 22, 2013 at 10:17 AM]
The Roman goddess of wisdom's temple in a nice silhouette. To be a little picky, the picture might be slightly improved IMHO by being taken from a little further away. The temple dome to me over dominates taking up around 30% of the frame. I guess it was impossible but if more sky could have been seen through pillars and openings, that would have balanced it better. I realise it is subjective, but just my HO George. The sky to the right is superb.
[Dec 30, 2013 at 05:34 PM]
Very pleasing image like the glow of the sun set on the righ
[Dec 30, 2013 at 09:09 PM]
Sunrise gentlemen............ SUNRISE, look at the time
[Dec 31, 2013 at 08:58 AM]
Yes sunrise! it must have been the jet lag from travelling back from France that had my poor old senses confused
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