In Xanadu did Kubla Khan... 2

By mrswoolybill
In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
A stately pleasure-dome decree:
Where Alph, the sacred river, ran
Through caverns measureless to man
Down to a sunless sea...

I told the story of the ruined Banqueting Hall in Jesmond Dene on Monday.
For just twenty years this was the most prestigious social venue in Newcastle, and then it was abandoned.
The version is another view of the Hall.
Thanks for looking,

Tags: Architecture Flowers and plants Black and white Jesmond dene Foxgloves Newcastle upon tyne

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20 Aug 2020 7:53AM
The Version even more steeped in mystery than the earlier one.
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
20 Aug 2020 8:04AM
Agree with Alan - this version more steeped in mystery - excellent work
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2433 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2020 8:06AM
OK The version has gone into my pending folder, it hasn't been scrapped... Thanks guys.
franken Plus
18 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2020 8:19AM
As above, the version for me, Moira.
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
20 Aug 2020 8:28AM
Proving difficult to shed it's glorious past 😁
Robert51 12 7 123 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2020 8:31AM
A very strong image and the way you allowed the light in the flowers to draw the eye works really. While allowing the mesh hold the background makes it all work so well. Great job.
20 Aug 2020 9:32AM
both well thought out and beautifully worked images and echoing Alan, i love today's v.1 even better than the yesterday's upload..
mistere Plus
8 6 4 England
20 Aug 2020 10:51AM
With walls and towers were girdled round;
And there were gardens bright with sinuous rills,
Where blossomed many an incense-bearing tree;
And here were forests ancient as the hills,
Enfolding sunny spots of greenery.

Coleridge and opium proved to be a very creative combination Smile
Very nice work Moira.

20 Aug 2020 10:54AM
Nicely contrasting elements in this well composed image, Moira.

dales Plus
5 13 Australia
20 Aug 2020 11:57AM
Two excellent images Moira , the version would have to be my fav also.
Joline Plus
15 35 59 United States
20 Aug 2020 12:30PM
Like comparing apples and orange. The lead is my favorite, since black white flowers are always wonderful. V1 is better than yesterdays, and imparts more mystery. There is something about the flower at the grate that is an embodiment of this great poem.
saltireblue Plus
11 12.0k 75 Norway
20 Aug 2020 1:07PM
The symbolism of the soft and delicate flowers prevented from further progress by the grill, like guests arriving to find the hall unexpectedly locked and abandoned
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
20 Aug 2020 1:30PM
Where some things end or die, other things live. It gives me the feeling that it's waiting for someone or something to be released.
20 Aug 2020 1:54PM
Great composition and contrast in these mono images.
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
20 Aug 2020 3:06PM
Do like your foxgloves, Moira, and another fine shot of the woodland ruins 😃👍
Trev 😀
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2020 4:38PM
This is lovely, I like both variants...
Lovely mono shots... Isabel GrinGrinGrin

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