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Not an EPZ 'wow' upload but, I hope these images will be of some interest!Smile

Holy Austin Rock Houses at Kinver, in South Staffordshire, is our nearest National Trust Property, just 3 miles from where I live.

The rock houses were inhabited until the late 50s/early 60s; I used to cycle there many years ago – you could roam and climb amongst these relatively recent ‘cave dwellings’.

V1 shows the new National Trust tearoom and the warden’s accommodation – re-built within the last 20 years or so.

V2 is a ‘then and now’ collage:-

The left hand image was taken by my good lady on her Brownie Instamatic in 1976 with me on the right with our good friends Anne and John and Meg, their Red Setter.

The right hand image was taken this year from more or less the same spot – you can see how the weather has eroded the sandstone and, also, the original position of the roof.

Many appreciative thanks for your views, votes and comments on my ‘The Baptistry Window at Coventry Cathedral’ upload, with special thanks to Dave(ugly), Patty(pentaxpatty) and Danny(Danny1970) for their much valued User Awards!

Not been around much today, trimming hedges, cutting the grass and father-in-law sitting(old age will come to us all, with a bit of luck!); will catch up later.

Richard

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF17-40mm f/4L USM
Date Taken:22 Jun 2014 - 12:56 PM
Focal Length:19mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/1600sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Holy Austin Rock Houses at Kinver 1
Username:DicksPics DicksPics
Uploaded:31 Jul 2014 - 9:46 PM
Tags:Architecture, Holy Austin Rock Houses, Kinver, National Trust
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ade123
ade123 e2 Member 1169 forum postsade123 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2014 - 10:02 PM

Lovely images Richard. It's real nice to be able to reflect back on the years and it's good to see the old buildings nicely looked after

Ade

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Irishkate
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31 Jul 2014 - 10:09 PM

Great to have the images to compare - the building looks good to me now
probably helped by the quality digital images of today.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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RonnieAG
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31 Jul 2014 - 10:11 PM

This sounds a fascinating place to visit, Richard, and so handy for you, almost on your doorstep.
Interesting to see the then and now comparison at V 2.
R.

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capto
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31 Jul 2014 - 10:16 PM

The old photos are priceless.Smile

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Mollycat
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31 Jul 2014 - 10:20 PM

Scary. But image two is a dead ringer for my daughter and son. Blimey my son has a doppleganger.
Peter.

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Jenny-D
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31 Jul 2014 - 10:24 PM

A great place and great photos of then and now, Richard

Jenny Smile

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LynneJoyce
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31 Jul 2014 - 10:27 PM

Most interesting to compare the then and now images.

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Fred263
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31 Jul 2014 - 10:33 PM

Great images, Richard. The then & now images are fascinating.

Fred

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senn
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31 Jul 2014 - 10:45 PM

pretty peace inspiring a spot, .. like particularly the tone of the red

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EMJAYCEE
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31 Jul 2014 - 10:52 PM

Treasures close to home - aren't we lucky.
Joan

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DicksPics
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31 Jul 2014 - 10:56 PM

We certainly are, Joan!!Smile

Richard

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Badgerfred
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31 Jul 2014 - 11:17 PM

V1 is a fine composition Richard, V2 is very interesting, I love old photos, should put a few more on,
Fred.

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Nikonuser1
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31 Jul 2014 - 11:49 PM

A very interesting couple of images Richard, like the write up, great memoriesSmile

Cliff

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Tish1
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1 Aug 2014 - 12:58 AM

You have such an enviable knowledge about the subjects that you photograph, but to have this on your door step and watch it evolve over the years is marvellous................. or perhaps you could not resist another opportunity to air your youthful side.

The knowledge you convey in your write ups really bring your images to life and enhance the skill employed. I have lived in my house 21 years and through photography I am only just discovering what is actually on my door step............... Evidence of how work interrupts life and deprives the individual of quality experiences.


Tish

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mikbee
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1 Aug 2014 - 1:31 AM

Fine rusty coloured stonework Richard.
And we are all a bit rusty since 1976 I think !!
Mick.

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taggart
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1 Aug 2014 - 1:54 AM

Very interesting, I truely appreciate the before and after shots, as well as v1, so well refurbished!


(we live in a 150+year house built on a mill site-- and fortunately have copies of some very old pictures of the place--so a close to home image as well)

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CarolG
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1 Aug 2014 - 4:36 AM

Very interesting images, Richard, well captured. Carol

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barbarahirst
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1 Aug 2014 - 7:12 AM

Lucky you to have this gem so close to where you live
V 2 was of interest as well
This is what photography is all about for me

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pentaxpatty
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1 Aug 2014 - 7:52 AM

It was good to see V2 and how the place has come back to life, They look like alms houses, we have some near to me in Sheffield that look very simular. Great to see both shots. I love to see old photos too.

Patty GrinGrinGrin

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netta1234
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1 Aug 2014 - 7:53 AM

Great to have such an interesting place right by your home.
These images are great,
I thought it was you on the right ,and I think that modern cameras these days makes somewhere look much better than the old cameras.
I love looking back at some old pictures I tookSmile
NettaSmile

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Richsr
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1 Aug 2014 - 8:49 AM

Good to be able to illustrate your write up with new - old and new Richard.
R.

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gss
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1 Aug 2014 - 9:25 AM

A great return over time, and I really love this kind of small houses. A very good "collage" Richard!
Silviu

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franken
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1 Aug 2014 - 9:56 AM

Interesting images.

Ken

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Chinga
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1 Aug 2014 - 10:15 AM

Love the compo in V1
but my vote goes for the candids in V2! Grin
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ddolfelin
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1 Aug 2014 - 11:37 AM

Very good presentation and write-up.

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digital_boi
1 Aug 2014 - 11:50 AM

V1 great composition and the light is spot on Richard always good to see now and then captures a great place to have on your doorstep

Graham

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CarolAnnLauderdale
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1 Aug 2014 - 12:00 PM

Interesting images Richard, so nice to have places like this on your doorstep. I love the composition in both but for me V2 looking through the gate is superb.
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Carol

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TrevBatWCC
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1 Aug 2014 - 3:06 PM

Very delightful buildings, and nice to see they've not been left to fall into disrepair Smile A great set, Richard Wink
Trev Smile

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1 Aug 2014 - 3:17 PM

Great texture and colour Richard well found. Lots of ingesting words too.Grin

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ali63
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1 Aug 2014 - 4:38 PM

2 beautiful images ,

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JuBarney
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1 Aug 2014 - 4:49 PM

Terrific shots of these lovely old cottages, very typical in Devon for farm workers.
Ju

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rayme330
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1 Aug 2014 - 7:18 PM

Well captured, interesting images, Richard. I think these Rock Houses will have to go on my 'to visit' list.

Ray

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1 Aug 2014 - 8:41 PM

Sounds an interesting place to visit. And your descriptions are always enlightening, Richard.

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2 Aug 2014 - 10:56 AM

An interesting piece richard,Excellent narrative and images.



Phil.

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11 Aug 2014 - 9:59 AM

Great light composition and detail. Well done Richard.
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