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Ightham Mote

By scott_c  
Took this just this afternoon. Used a ND grad on the sky.

A member of the Selby family, Dorothy, is thought to be the ghost that is so frequently seen around Ightham Mote. According to legend, she was walled up in a room in the tower after she sent a letter to her cousin, Lord Moneagle, which resulted in the downfall of Guy Fawkes and his Gunpowder Plot. Supporters of Fawkes supposedly locked her in a room, bricked up the door and left her there to die.

Since then, there has always been an unexplained coldness in that area of the house. In 1872, workmen found a female skeleton in a sealed room. Even after a Bishop performed an exorcism in the room where she died, the strange chill is said to still remain.

Bit of history for you too Wink

Comments and critique welcome.


Tags: General Kent Architecture Ightham mote

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Briwooly 12 452 5 England
26 Nov 2006 4:26PM
Like the composition Scott looks great in large version

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BertC 11 29 Malta
26 Nov 2006 4:40PM
Great composition ...large version is a must. Very good work.
26 Nov 2006 5:26PM
Great atmosphere to this shot, well suiting it's History.
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TyChee 13 275 1 United States
26 Nov 2006 9:50PM
Great compositon and lighting!

RobinF 11 83 1 England
27 Nov 2006 11:32AM
What a spooky story! Brilliant shot and think the ND filter has worked on the sky really well Scott. - kind regards Robin

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