Tuesday, 7 May 2013

BY INVITATION ..... CAMELOT .....



CAMELOT 
..... an ancient legend .....
In a land of myth and a time of magic, the destiny of a great kingdom rests on the shoulders of a young boy .....



MERLIN ..... the young wizard goes to live with his Mother's old friend Gaius, Camelot's greatest physician. Merlin hopes to find a way to use his powers for good but finds that King Uther, ruler of Camelot, has banned magic and executes anyone found practicing it. Merlin saves the life of Prince Arthur, Uther's son, from an evil witch and is rewarded with a position as Arthur's servant. Merlin also encounters the Great Dragon who prophesies that Arthur will someday create the fair and just kingdom of Albion and protects Merlin. Merlin must use magic to combat magical enemies while keeping his true nature a secret.



12th Century .....
CAMELOT ..... The castle and court of the legendary King Arthur. Located somewhere in Great Britain, it stands along a river, surrounded by plains and forests.



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ARTHUR ..... the young crowned Prince and heir to Uther's throne who feels the future of Camelot on his shoulders .....



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GUINEVERE ..... The daughter of the blacksmith of the lower town who was wrongly killed for practicing magic, Guinevere works as maid to Lady Morgana. She knows that she can rely on Merlin for anything. She comes to realise she has strong feelings for Arthur and also has a bond with Lancelot, the handsome would-be knight.



21st Century .....
Keira Knightley .....




12th Century .....
MORGANA : Uther's ward, Morgana is both soft and steely, capable of towering rage or profound compassion. She starts to worry whether she possesses that attribute that Uther hates and fears most .... MAGIC.



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SIR GWAINE ..... Knight and prominent member of the Round Table.



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KILGHARRAH ..... The Great Dragon who possesses a magic of his own and knows that Merlin must help and protect Arthur. 


21st Century !!?!!! .....



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MORGAUSE ..... half sister to Morgana.



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PERCIVAL ..... Knight of Camelot and a gentle giant, loyal ally of Arthur.



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GAIUS ..... The Court Physician and Merlin's guardian and mentor. He soon discovers that Merlin has magical powers ..... he himself used to practice sorcery.


21st Century .....
Dynamo ..... magician impossible. 



12th Century .....
ARTHUR and GUINEVERE .....



21st Century .....
WILL and KATE .....




So, it seems, we have a little of our own Camelot, right here and now in 2013 !!!! .....

I even found a dragon !!!!




BBC's Merlin is my favourite adaptation of the legendary tales of Arthur, the Knights of the Round Table, Merlin and the characters of Camelot.

Please drop in on Marsha to see some magical, mystical and alternative interpretations of our subject this month. 
We are having a bit of a sabbatical from 'By Invitation Only' over the summer months but 'By Invitation" will be back in September. Meanwhile, I shall continue with my sporadic and erratic posts !!!!

Spring sprang here in the UK this weekend and Mr. Home and I spent the entire Bank holiday weekend, from dawn 'till dusk, gardening ..... my first big effort in the garden this year ..... I am really suffering for it this morning ..... I didn't even know that I had muscles in those places !!!!







images 1, 15 & 23 : via black and white merlin, image 2: via fuckyeahcamelot, image 3: via the telegraph, image 4 & 9: via sevend7, image 5: via anastasia-duck, images 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 18 & 22, via pinterest, image 8: via tvtropes, image 13: via picstopin, image 14: via scopecube, image 16: via threnodyinvelvet, image 17: via allgwaine, image 19: via imageswikia, image 20: via adenoviridae, image 21: via ohnotheydidn'tlivejournal, image    24: via abc.net.au, image 25: via typedia, image 26: via dynamomagician, image 27: via pixmule, image 28: via huffington post, collage by me and video from youtube

Jackie

27 comments:

  1. Oh this is so very clever Jackie!! I loved, loved, loved all of your connections between 12th and 21st centuries...had to laugh when I got to Kate and Will...quite a priceless interpretation of the theme! x0x

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  3. I enjoyed every word and image in this lovely post...

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  4. Dear Jackie, what a wonderful post! An imaginare fantastic journey from the middle age right up to know. Truly exceptional! That's YOU, who could top it!

    Funny enough - I had Merlin in mind for this subject because my step son Steve B. directed the TV series in 1998, with Sam Neill and Isabella Rossellini and others. Then thought about you and was nearly certain that you might chose it. And here we are....You have highly full-filled my expectation! Well done, Jackie.
    Thank you for such a beautiful post!
    Warmest greetings to London, Karin

    p.s. Take it easy with gardening! Keep your "unknown" muscles in mind, take a hot bath or shower after bending and digging and.....! And "join the club"...pulled my shoulder the other day during pruning, and still so much behind due to the bizarre Spring this year, cold and hot, rain and grey ect....
    Ah - apropos rain - love your previous post, although a bit of a "wet" one :) :) simply excellent!

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  5. I love your wonderfully creative view on Camelot - very interesting! I totally relate to feeling all those muscles you never knew you had. I was moving boxes around all last weekend and I could barely walk by the end of it! I hope you had a nice long soak in the tub to help with all the aches! Your garden will thank you shortly for all the work you and Mr. Home did! Lovely to see this post, I've missed you! xxoo

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  6. You are so clever Jackie...such a creative, brilliant interpretation...I've missed this month's post but looking forward to being back on board in September!
    Have a lovely day in this beautiful sunshine...hope it continues...it's perfect ;-)
    By the way are you on Facebook?
    Catherine xx

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  7. Wonderful collection of the magic of Camelot!

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  8. I must have a miniature dragon. lovely post.

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  9. Wonderful post! I love Merlin's and King Arthur's tale...

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  10. You took this in such a divine direction! (I never thought of Merlin. And I adore the juxtaposition of the costumes to modern-day fashions. How delicious.)

    I want a deep-V décolletage with a little off the shoulder action now... Very Guinevere.

    Cheers,
    Daily Plate of Crazy

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  11. This is amazing...wow love how you relived the magic of Camelot through the centuries..beautifully done!

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  12. I knew you would knock this one out of the park! What a clever, captivating post, J. This is so new, so current, so happening. This is what I love about our group, each of us brings something completely unexpected to what would seem to be a rather normal story. BIG congrats on this, darling. I loved loved loved it. Maybe this will be Baz Luhrman's next movie?

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  13. Wowwwwwwwwwwww...what a post....amazing !!!...love Ria...xxx...

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  14. Dear Jackie,
    thank you for those absolutely smashing photos! The saga of King Arthur is so intriguing - I love especially Lancelot.
    Can you imagine that my husband has a student with the name "Merlin"? Our fantastic (elder) model Veruschka Gräfin von Lehndorff wore an outfit like those modern ones above at the Frankfurter Buchmesse 2010.

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  15. Love your comparison photos Jackie... very fun... xv

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  16. Absolutely brilliant take on the theme Jackie! Very creative and original approach.
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  17. Jackie, I had to wait until today to make the rounds of our BIO group and I am having so much fun! I love your very authentic (to me) take on this post--yes, you really pinned down the mystery and the magic!

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  18. The more things change the more they stay the same! I always look forward to your sporadic posts as they make me smile. Happy weekend. xo

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  19. That was fabulous! I've loved the Arthurian legends since I was little, and I'm with you...that BBC production is flawless. I will confess also to knowing all the words to the musical Camelot! Great images Jackie xx

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  20. wow fabulous......I can still remember being taken to see Richard Harris, Vanessa Redgrave and the utterly divine Franco Nero in Camalot as a kid..........fell deeply in love!!

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  21. this is an amazing post!! i love everything 'merlin'.
    these images are amazing.

    i think it is high time we had a remake of 'CAMELOT!!'

    oxo

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  22. Beautiful and fun Jackie...
    Love it all.

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  23. Last year we visited Chateau de Pierrefonds in France, the original BBC film location of Merlin !

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  24. A fabulous entertaining post! i must go to England and visit that castle. You really have an extraordinary creative mind! love reading your posts..

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  25. Hi Jackie, hope you are well! So nice to hear from you again! Are you surviving the rain?? Or did the sun pop out behind the skies?? Hope you are having a nice time, enjoying this fantastic season.

    You set off the imagination. Love a good adventure, realistic or fantasy. The castles you have in England is out of this world, imagine walking around in all the rooms. Looking at the view towards the well-kept gardens. Inspiring architecture and especially the family stories are always interesting.

    Friendly ~ Aina

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  26. This is a fantastic post. Great subject.
    That image of Prince William and Kate
    is beautiful.
    I have Renee Gardening with me and we are both
    walking like we are 200 years old. Aches and pains.
    I wish there was a Camelot, I'd be the first in line to see it.
    yvonne

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  27. I actually enjoyed reading through this posting.Many thanks.







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