A short walk from home there is the remains of a kitchen garden which has been in a state of redevelopment for as long as I can remember. We occasionally walk down there to see how things are progressing, or not, as the case may be. It is a fascinating site with a rabbit warren of tunnels and old hothouses, so much so, that as a listed site, it is hard to imagine how it could ever be developed without compromising the underground structures. I think I would prefer that it stay in a state of arrested decay. The first symmetrical image brings to mind Philip Larkin’s High Windows, except there is little glass to comprehend the sun:
Rather than words comes the thought of high windows:
The sun-comprehending glass,
And beyond it, the deep blue air, that shows
Nothing, and is nowhere, and is endless
This second image is from the same location, below ground level and not so symmetrical:
This looks like my kind of place, Robin…..So much so, that I might have to make a trip up north!
I was a bit coy about its location because I think we were trespassing 🙂 But what the heck – this is it: http://tinyurl.com/nnzsx6k
I do not forgive John Errington for opposing the building of a canal near the castle – that would have been so convenient 🙂
Not only one but two fantastic images! I love them both.
Many thanks Malin, it has endless creative possibilities for as long as it remains.
Like Sue, this is my kind of place. I’d love to have a wander around with my camera. Love both images!
Many thanks, much appreciated – I think I could organise bus tours if it were mine 🙂 (although that might kill the magic)
Oh, no, let’s keep it to ourselves 🙂
Love the colours and texture
Many thanks, much appreciated.
Love the texture of these shots. I’d mosey on down there, too, if I lived nearby.
Thanks Julie, it is a special place – part of me is fascinated to see how it can be developed sympathetically and part of me wishes it could be just left alone.
Wow!!!! Great!!!! 🙂
Many thanks, much appreciated
Some definite rustic beauty there.
Many thanks, I could spend quite some time down there (before I was chased away 🙂 )
I very much like these two photos!
Many thanks Janet, it’s quite some place.
Brilliant evocative images, Robin.
Many thanks Jean – it was once a very industrious place with steam for the hot houses being pumped around the grounds. I would love to have seen it in action – a little difficult to imagine now.
Many thanks MJF, much appreciated
Great photographs Robin-I am especially drawn to the top one with is wonderful textures and color-
Many thanks Meg – it owes just a bit to OnOne’s presets 😉