Portraits 2

By mrswoolybill
On the staircase in the newly renovated West Wing at Seaton Delaval Hall.
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Tags: Eyes Reflection Self-portrait Reflections Black and white Specialist and abstract Seaton Delaval Hall

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Comments


kaybee 18 8.5k 27 Scotland
30 Sep 2022 7:23AM
I thought the walls were meant to have ears.
Jasper87 Plus
13 3.2k 162 England
30 Sep 2022 7:27AM
Hogwarts? Grin
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2022 7:28AM

Quote:I thought the walls were meant to have ears.

I know. Portraits of ears would have given an automatic title...
dudler Plus
19 2.0k 1974 England
30 Sep 2022 7:28AM
A lot of finagling must have gone into the composition, Moira... Did you have to ask Bill to keep still?
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2022 7:28AM

Quote:Did you have to ask Bill to keep still?

Bill was hard at work on his own account, but I did ask him to stand still.
He's not very good at that...
dudler Plus
19 2.0k 1974 England
30 Sep 2022 7:32AM
It's a spouse thing...
30 Sep 2022 7:36AM
I like how the edge of the door frame (if you can call that chunk a frame) leads into the hair.

Tim
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2022 7:38AM
Thanks folks and thanks Tim for the UA.
Strange things happen in reflections...
ZenTony Plus
7 17 6 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2022 7:45AM
Vivian Maier eat your heart out !
Very good Moira
Tony
franken Plus
20 5.6k 4 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2022 7:52AM
Eye can see you.Smile

Very good, Moira.
DaveRyder Plus
8 6.6k 18 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2022 7:54AM
Is this now the Woolybill staircase...
bliba Plus
17 1 2 Austria
30 Sep 2022 8:09AM
very original Wink
saltireblue Plus
12 13.5k 83 Norway
30 Sep 2022 8:11AM
The eyes (sic) have it, the eyes have it! Unlock!!
cats_123 Plus
18 5.1k 31 Northern Ireland
30 Sep 2022 8:13AM
Victorian CCTV?😁😁
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2022 8:27AM
Thanks folks, thanks Ollie for the UA.

Quote:Victorian CCTV?😁😁

Love that idea!
30 Sep 2022 9:06AM
A great idea for a double portrait, Moira. Two old master's.

John Smile
30 Sep 2022 9:16AM
Glad to make it 30. Super shot. The 'eyes' have it!
chase Plus
17 2.5k 669 England
30 Sep 2022 10:36AM
See, Big Brother is always watching Wink
30 Sep 2022 12:00PM
... or is this the stairway of the Eyeful Tower? 🥴🥴🥴
I seem to recall an earlier reference to 'the Gay Delavals' of Seaton Delaval Hall so why not Gay Paris? Just a thought. 🤔
I'll let you know when I have another. Don't hold your breath. 🥴
Another of your gloriously quirky images. 🙂🙂🙂. Splendid.
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2022 12:58PM

Quote:... or is this the stairway of the Eyeful Tower? 🥴🥴🥴
I seem to recall an earlier reference to 'the Gay Delavals' of Seaton Delaval Hall so why not Gay Paris? Just a thought. 🤔
I'll let you know when I have another. Don't hold your breath. 🥴
Another of your gloriously quirky images. 🙂🙂🙂. Splendid.


Yes, they were known as the Gay Delavals, in an age when language was much simpler. But I get the impression that the term wasn't always used flatteringly. I think they were probably unbearable.

Quote:Going to bed could be an unnerving experience at Seaton Delaval Hall. Guests would retire to their bedrooms and while they were undressing, mechanical hoists would suddenly raise the bedroom walls, exposing them to public view. In one bedroom, there was a four-poster bed which could be lowered into a tank of cold water, complete with occupants, by winding a handle in the room next door.
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2022 1:51PM
By the way...

Quote:Vivian Maier eat your heart out !
Very good Moira
Tony


VM didn't have wide angle, or 1000 ISO. Just think what she might have done with them...
Thanks folks.
Fefe Plus
11 82 49 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2022 2:51PM
Eye eye what's going on ear then .....
Some eye watering comments 😂
pamelajean Plus
17 1.8k 2276 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2022 3:55PM

Quote:Guests would retire to their bedrooms and while they were undressing, mechanical hoists would suddenly raise the bedroom walls, exposing them to public view.

I have nightmares like this !
Sometimes it happens in the bathroom.....
mistere Plus
9 23 7 England
30 Sep 2022 5:39PM
Who's watching who?. Nicely done Moira.
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2022 5:58PM
Thanks Pamela for the UA! And thanks everyone.
rontear Plus
19 23 9 England
30 Sep 2022 8:05PM
Well seen, WinkWinkWinkWinkWink Moira, my award.
Ron
JuBarney Plus
11 36 6 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2022 8:53PM
Someone has certainly got their eye on you!
Ju
James124 Plus
7 62 54 Portugal
30 Sep 2022 9:49PM
Quirky image of quirky images. The eye at top right looks particularly malevolent. Nicely done , moira, and a double woolybill too!
James
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2022 9:57PM
Thanks Ron for the UA, thanks everyone. And James this was very carefully composed for the eye top right, I agree that it looks sinister.
Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2022 11:10PM
Amazing shot, and I get the feeling that you are beeing watched...
Isabel GrinGrinGrinGrin
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.6k 2575 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2022 7:33AM
Thanks everyone.
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
2 Oct 2022 12:20PM
Yes, a bit Hogwarts-ish! 😁 Great reflective capture with the eyes watching what you're doing..👍🏻
Trev 😀

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