Work in progress

By mrswoolybill
I'm uploading this set for the benefit of members in the North East, and National Trust members.
The Trust acquired Seaton Delaval Hall, designed by Sir John Vanbrugh, ten years ago. The restoration work that is going on there now is the largest project that they have ever undertaken. The Hall was badly damaged by fire in 1822, a subsequent stab at restoration was abandoned when the owner died, and much of the property has lain derelict ever since.
For the next few months, visitors are being allowed to climb up through the scaffolding that surrounds the West Wing. (Guided tours, and it's perfectly safe, just don't look down... ) This is the view about twelve metres above the ground, looking down at the work on the roof. Thoroughly recommended if you are in the area.
Thanks for looking,

Tags: Photo journalism Architecture National trust Seaton Delaval Hall

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bliba Plus
17 1 2 Austria
4 Dec 2019 8:07AM
interesting series and description
franken Plus
20 5.6k 4 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2019 8:08AM
Interesting write-up and images, Moira.
4 Dec 2019 8:12AM
I've only driven past there one time, some years ago. I thought at the time it looked rather forbidding. Must give it another go sometime.
pascalg Plus
15 37 1 France
4 Dec 2019 8:34AM
very interesting building;
hope the restoration can be achieved now
mistere Plus
9 23 7 England
4 Dec 2019 9:05AM
Nice set Moira. An Interesting bit of photojournalism and a wonderful opportunity to see the restoration work in progress. Wish I was closer, it's something that I would definitely go and see.

cats_123 Plus
19 5.1k 31 Northern Ireland
4 Dec 2019 9:09AM
So that's where our money goes?... fascinating to see the process😁😁🎄
leo_nid 5 12
4 Dec 2019 9:29AM
Q: But, then, who pays for the fun ...?
A: "We generate millions and millions of pounds from our thriving catering and retail outlets, our holiday cottage business and our renewable energy. And the fact that every penny of our profit goes back into our work makes having strong financial expertise here all the more important.
With sound financial footings and a new financial system on the way, we’re in a great position to deliver our planned £300 million of important conservation work over the next ten years."

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4 Dec 2019 10:09AM
An interesting construction set and interesting description.
Saastad 3 16 17 Norway
4 Dec 2019 10:19AM
Nice set! My favorite is v1

Arne Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.7k 2575 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2019 11:00AM
Thanks folks, and thanks to Leo for a very interesting link.
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
4 Dec 2019 11:09AM
A good documentation of the restoration work, Moira. Don't think I'd be looking down, I get dizzy if more than a few feet off the ground! 😬 Good to know it's being restored and not left to completely rot away. I like that ornate thingy in the foreground of the lead image... 👍
Trev 😀
mac Plus
21 14 Scotland
4 Dec 2019 11:32AM
It must be an optical illusion but the object in front appears floating in space or is it a visit to spec-savers for me? Good photo-journalism for those of us who cannot get off the ground to these dizzy heights!
dales Plus
7 13 Australia
4 Dec 2019 12:04PM
Sounds like a massive project Moira , excellent set to follow the restoration
Joline Plus
16 38 59 United States
4 Dec 2019 12:33PM
An interesting project, and your lead image is a great reminder of why it's being done.
helenlinda Plus
15 374 22 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2019 12:36PM
It all sounds and looks very interesting Moira
dark_lord Plus
18 3.0k 836 England
5 Dec 2019 2:32PM
It's interesting, and refreshing in these days of blame and risk averseness, to be allowed up to see this work.
That said, I don't think I'd be able to manage that climb .

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