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photoblog image Easter Monday....

Easter Monday....


... dawned bright and clear so a trip out to Hale Village was called for. The village is a couple of miles to the east of Liverpool John Lennon airport and directly under the flightpath. The Easter Cross had been raised in the village's war memorial garden whilst traveller's returned from their Easter vacation aboard an EasyJet fight just about to land at JLA.

Easter Monday....


... dawned bright and clear so a trip out to Hale Village was called for. The village is a couple of miles to the east of Liverpool John Lennon airport and directly under the flightpath. The Easter Cross had been raised in the village's war memorial garden whilst traveller's returned from their Easter vacation aboard an EasyJet fight just about to land at JLA.

comments (12)

Excellent Les, a real belter.
Les Auld: Thanks David, glad you like it.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 26 Mar 2008, 07:47
I think the historic Jesus would turn over in his grave if he were still there! And I do NOT mean that in a sacrilegious way!
Les Auld: Thanks Ginnie, interesting comment.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 26 Mar 2008, 10:33
Excellent and for composition as well.

It is as if there should be a link between the cross and the plane, but my thought processes are unable to come up with one.
Les Auld: Thanks Louis, I had difficulty in thinking up a logical link as well.
  • Roz Sears
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Mar 2008, 14:39
Great shot, very well spotted. I think it is the fact that the two elements have nothing whatsoever to do with each other, that makes this shot interesting. (:o)
Les Auld: Thanks Roz, the two disparate components do seem to work together, thanks for the comment.
  • Bernie
  • Stoke
  • 26 Mar 2008, 16:13
Lovely contrast Les - well spotted and captured.
Les Auld: Thanks Bernie, there were quite a few flights over the site while I was there but this is the only one that had both components in close proximity.
Well spotted Les, could be the ascent to and the descent from the skies above.
Les Auld: Nice link Brian, thanks for the comment.
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Mar 2008, 18:14
Great juxtaposition - you couldn't make this one up if you tried! A telling comment on our society.
Ingrid
Les Auld: How true Ingrid, and which is more important to people?
  • Alan
  • Southampton
  • 26 Mar 2008, 18:53
What an unusual composition. I can't recall ever seeing a plane and a cross in the same frame before! A real cracker. Not sure how the Easyjet marketeers would see this, though!
Les Auld: Thanks Alan, there also was Ryanair about at the time.
This is very much a symbol for the 21st Century.
Les Auld: Thanks for the comment Bill.
  • mick
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Mar 2008, 21:51
Nice one Les.
Les Auld: Thanks Mick, appreciate the comment.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 26 Mar 2008, 23:26
Both to do with faith. smile

Whenever I fly I have absolute faith in an awful lot of people, to be sure I'm going to fly and also land safely.

The cross is about faith too.
Les Auld: Good link Ellie, thanks for the comment.
  • Dave Wilkins
  • in Bray, Co.Wicklow, Ireland.
  • 29 Mar 2008, 12:16
Interesting juxtapose of traditional and modern easter activity.
Les Auld: Definitely, appreciate the comment Dave.

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