On the 30th of December I went for a mid-afternoon stroll with my camera along the Staveley Section of the Chesterfield Canal. Under the bridge at the Staveley Canal Basin was this Graffiti. It stopped me in my tracks.
In a moment of self-reflection I pondered what this meant to the person who wrote it. Perhaps nothing, then again perhaps it was reaching out to someone who walked the same path they did and hope they would understand what it means. To me it gave me creative scope to interpret it myself based on my own life experiences and direction.
I love to post my work alongside lyrics/songs that have some meaning and bring the image to life. With this one, I think “Under the bridge” by Red Hot Chilli Peppers works really well.
I don’t ever want to feel Like I did that day Take me to the place I love Take me all the way
Constantine came to Britain in AD 305. After his father’s death in AD306 Constantine was proclaimed Emperor by the soldiers in York. Constantine united the whole of the Roman Empire under one ruler bringing to end 80 years, three generations of fragmented rule. Constantine’s place in the history of York is firmly sealed.
During Constantine’s reign Christianity began to transition to the dominant religion of the Roman Empire. … In 313, Constantine and Licinius issued the Edict of Milan decriminalizing Christian worship.
This statue of the Emperor Constantine is located on the site of York Minster Where he was declared Emperor. On the limestone statue base are the words “Constantine. By this sign conquer”.