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The Mists of Avalon

"The Mists of Avalon" is the title of a book by Marion Zimmer Bradley, about the women in British King Arthur's  legendary court.

King Arthur, together with his "Knights of the Round Table", has been one of the most beloved British literary characters, whose life and times have gained wide-spread fame in the musical we know as "Camelot". Whether Arthur actually lived or is only a figment of the imagination, is still being hotly debated and partially disputed by modern historians.

When I ran across this scenery (actually, the photographer, who is unknown to me, deserves 99 percent of the credit), it reminded me of "Avalon", the nebulous, fictitious island in which King Arthur's sister Morgaine/Morgan Le Fay, reins as the High Priestess.  Consequently,  I looked for a way to incorporate a suitable design for this mysterious island.  I imagine Morgaine and her ladies dancing inside or around this gazebo.

P.S.: By the way, the above mentioned book is an excellent read for those of you who are King Arthur fans and true romantics at heart.


  • russ
    4 months ago
    russ

    Just right! So artistically beautiful!

  • Mum Dali
    over 1y ago
    Mum Dali

    In love with your design and with the story <3. 

  • lydiaenderlebell
    over 1y ago
    lydiaenderlebell

    Rand, to answer your question - I really can't because I don't have the answer.

  • Rand3222
    2y ago
    Rand3222

    I want to ask u how the image looks so real it doesn't work with me if I used this image, for example, it will only give the sky part of the image it won't give me the full image why ???

  • Rand3222
    2y ago
    Rand3222

    this is wonderful!!! I'm in love with this design amazing!!! 

  • lydiaenderlebell
    2y ago
    lydiaenderlebell

    Thank you Inokentijroom, for this and all the other encouraging comments on my designs and all your "hearts"!

  • Inna_Inas
    2y ago
    Inna_Inas

    I can't believe I've missed it! Definitely one of my favourite designs now! 

  • lydiaenderlebell
    2y ago
    lydiaenderlebell

    Thank you Vamps lover, for your encouraging compliment!!

  • The vamps lover
    2y ago
    The vamps lover
    beautiful!!!!!!
  • lydiaenderlebell
    2y ago
    lydiaenderlebell

    Thank you, Gabby Lovell! I do so love nature, and I just couldn't help incorporating a fitting design in this mystical scenery.  Besides, if you ever read "The Mists of Avalon" you will even more appreciate this.  (Needless to say, I am also a King Arthur fan, and I would like to think that he really did live way back in the middle ages).

  • deleted_1533572626_Gabby Lovell
    2y ago
    deleted_1533572626_Gabby Lovell

    This is absolutely amazing! I've never seen anything on this site quite like it! Absolutely beautiful job! :) <3

  • lydiaenderlebell
    2y ago
    lydiaenderlebell

    Thank you, Janip!

  • janip
    2y ago
    janip

    Beautiful!

  • lydiaenderlebell
    2y ago
    lydiaenderlebell

    Thank you Sirtsu!

  • lydiaenderlebell
    2y ago
    lydiaenderlebell

    Thank you, Liling!

  • liling
    2y ago
    liling

    Dreamy! Love!!!

  • lydiaenderlebell
    2y ago
    lydiaenderlebell

    Thank you Anna_June, for your kind "double" compliments, first on my "design" (although I think the to me unknown photographer deserves 99 percent of the credit) and then on my humble abilities.  Maybe you like the design I just submitted "Under the Tuscan Sun", which I myself find sort of romantic. I guess that is what I am at heart - a romantic who likes poetry, helpless and suffering animals and nature in all its wondrous form.  Now if I can only learn some techniques from some of the super talented persons on this board, I'll be happy.  I feel I still have a lot to learn in this area.

  • deleted_1534061825_Anna_June
    2y ago
    deleted_1534061825_Anna_June

    I love love love love love this! You are very talented


  • lydiaenderlebell
    2y ago
    lydiaenderlebell

    Thank you Violetta V, Afg, and Nari! I appreciate your visits, your hearts and your encouraging comments !

  • Nari31
    2y ago
    Nari31

    Spectacular! Love it!

  • afg15
    2y ago
    afg15

    a magical place!

  • Violetta V
    2y ago
    Violetta V

    Fantastic!

  • lydiaenderlebell
    2y ago
    lydiaenderlebell

    Thank you all, for your generous comments! Thank you Tuubz, TaeBlossom, Lizzy, Lelelili, Lifandus, and Marocco! I  appreciate your visits, your hearts and your comments!

  • ZsuzsannaCs
    2y ago
    ZsuzsannaCs

    Beautiful

  • Lifandus
    2y ago
    Lifandus

    Heavenly!!!

  • lelelili
    2y ago
    lelelili

    Magical and beautiful !

  • Lizzy0715
    2y ago
    Lizzy0715

    Wow! Incredible beautiful! Love it! <3

  • TaeBlossom
    2y ago
    TaeBlossom

    Wow! This looks like such a magical place. It looks like something out of a fantasy! Amazing

  • Tuubz
    2y ago
    Tuubz

    Such a gorgeous and magical place. I would love to be there 

  • lydiaenderlebell
    2y ago
    lydiaenderlebell

    Thank you, JayPH! Actually this is what I had in mind, and if you read the story above, it will make some sense! The fictitious island of Avalon was supposedly clad in a nebulous cloud. I couldn't resist it when I found this photo.

  • JayPH
    2y ago
    JayPH

    wow! this something like in fantasies and fairy tales! 

  • lydiaenderlebell
    2y ago
    lydiaenderlebell

    Thank you Bgref! Actually, whoever the photographer is, and I wish I knew, deserves 99.9 percent of the credit.

  • bgref
    2y ago
    bgref

    Yeah this is a very magical "place"

  • jade61356
    2y ago
    jade61356

    Oh, I agree..  it's something out of a fantasy.. :)

  • lydiaenderlebell
    2y ago
    lydiaenderlebell

    Thank you, LaModeCeleste!

  • shahr
    2y ago
    shahr

    Beautiful!

  • lydiaenderlebell
    2y ago
    lydiaenderlebell

    Thank you, Jade! I thought the photo with the design is some scene that might appear in a dream, only to vanish the minute you wake up. It suits the story of the book so well, I think!

  • jade61356
    2y ago
    jade61356

    Wow.. this is so romantic and beautiful! Amazing!