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Sandstone window

By alansdottir  
Beeston Castle sits atop an outlier of the sandstone ridge that runs across this part of Cheshire. There has been a settlement here for centuries, an easily defendable position. From here you can see the Peak District in the east and the Welsh hills in the west. North, you can see the southern limits of the urban/industrial development that stretches from Liverpool to Manchester.

The stone of which the castle is built (and on which it stands) varies in colour from rich reds to honeyed golds and greys, the texture from coarse and gritty to very fine. This window shows a fair variety of stone - but what lies within the arch behind the window?

Tags: Red General Window Architecture Sandstone Specialist and abstract Beeston castle

Voters: woolybill1, PeelNStick, vickyal and 9 more


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PeelNStick 17 4 United States
4 Nov 2008 10:33PM
Great color and detail. I like version 1.
vickyal 13 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2008 10:47PM
V1 for me.
Vicky
G3 18 13 2 United States
4 Nov 2008 10:53PM
Beauty and mystery... Good shot
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
5 Nov 2008 12:28AM
A window with a view-- Texture and color very well done-- It is the mystery the i wonder about-- Will we know tomorrow?
Jennnnn
GrahamNobles 13 9 4 England
5 Nov 2008 8:23AM
V1 for me too, Wonderful colours and textures in this red Chesire sandstone, and a peak at another corridor beyond. Excellent the way you've taken the curve of the arch into the corner of the square window. CG at her best.

Graham
Rende 14 38 4 Netherlands
5 Nov 2008 10:26AM
Beautiful composition with wonderful textures and colours. I really like the mysterious arch in the background. V1 for me.
Rende
morpheus1955 14 3 2 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2008 6:51PM
Like the colours and textures in V1, though V2 is interesting.
Hugh
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2238 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2008 8:45PM
The colours and textures in V1 are very appealing, and I enjoy the fact that nothing matches and there is no symmetry in the choice of stones.

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