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Empty room #2

By KingBee
I was both amazed and delighted by the interest shown in yesterday's upload, "Empty room". A big 'thank you' to everyone who looked in (and are still doing so), voted and commented. Special thanks go to both Woolies (Moira and Bill), Arne, Lin, Lory, Dave, Allistair, Allan, Richard, John, another Dave, and finally Daryl for their much-treasured UAs.

Today's image is of another room in the same manor house. On first viewing it is perhaps less dramatic but it is, I feel, no less poignant. What faded grandeur, what sadness (just take in, for a moment, the scraps of wallpaper clinging on for dear life above the fireplace), and God knows how many ghosts.

I'll see what else I can dig up tomorrow or Friday. Meanwhile, check out this link which I should have included yesterday.

Tags: Northumberland Architecture English heritage Brinkburn priory

Voters: leo_nid, Saastad, ivalyn and 40 more


31 Jul 2019 10:25AM
an empty room is a story that is over or still waiting to happen

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31 Jul 2019 10:29AM
Another great shot Bob! Lovely light colors and composition.

Arne Smile
Minty805 Plus
3 31 5 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2019 10:31AM
Poignant indeed. How many happy family gatherings were held there, I wonder? It's not hard to imagine the Christmas tree in the corner, or the leather sofa in front of that fireplace...
31 Jul 2019 10:34AM
Great atmospheric and poignant image, I do hope it is going to be restored there's so much history there and beautiful features.
cats_123 Plus
15 4.9k 29 Northern Ireland
31 Jul 2019 10:43AM
The stories it could tell 😁
31 Jul 2019 10:52AM
Fabulous subject matter Bob. Great follow up.

saltireblue Plus
9 9.8k 36 Norway
31 Jul 2019 11:02AM
An old cliché, but if walls could talk...
31 Jul 2019 11:24AM
Excellent detail captured here Bob, fine image,
31 Jul 2019 11:32AM
Amazing textures...
Joline Plus
13 30 54 United States
31 Jul 2019 11:56AM
There is such beauty remaining in spite of the neglect. The house is hanging on to life.
woolybill1 Plus
13 29 75 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2019 12:07PM
A wonderful mixture of shapes and tones - and that's just the brick wall!
We shall most certainly visit when our packed schedule allows. Thanks for drawing our attention to the location.
chase Plus
14 1.3k 270 England
31 Jul 2019 1:04PM
What a fabulous room !!
31 Jul 2019 1:44PM
So atmospheric! Love this.

31 Jul 2019 3:34PM
Beautiful mix of colours, textures and tones in what must have been quite a palatial room in it’s time.
A wonderful capture of this room which in it's day would have been beautiful. Many stories and memories within!
SlowSong Plus
11 8.4k 30 England
31 Jul 2019 5:05PM
What a lovely room. Even more beautiful in its state of decay (like me Wink). Smile
Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2019 5:12AM
Good textures, plenty of interest...
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