Photography 101 – Weekend 3 – Detail in Architecture

Ageless Splendour

See the beauty
in the detail:
each elegant curve,
each fragile
carving,
all remnants of
ages past.

See how the
smallest wonders are
concealed in
nooks and
corners,
every recess
holding its secrets.

See how nature
seeks to reclaim:
moss inching over
stonework,
birds making home
anyplace
they desire.

See the efforts
of modern society:
eager support
to stay the
decay of years.
But how long can it
be held back?


I’m not quite sure how I found the time, but I decided to take some photos of Newark Castle again for this weekend’s challenge. As per the specifications on photo 101, there are establishing shots but I’ve also focussed in on the detail. There are so many pictures I could share with you, but I thought I’d limit it to eleven. I’d intended to limit it to ten (a nice round number), but each of these insisted on being included – especially once the poem had been written!

The challenge was also to try out a different form of gallery – well, I tried out all the different ones but then decided I didn’t particularly like them. As you can see, I ended up back with my familiar layout, tiled mosaic.

I hope you all like it.

Bye-de-byes

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10 thoughts on “Photography 101 – Weekend 3 – Detail in Architecture

  1. What a wondrous selection of photos. Between my love for castles, and your photogenic eye, you get first prize for this post. Really impressive takes. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you! I adore castles. I studied medieval history at university and it was my love of castles (more specifically, this castle) that lead me to it. It wasn’t hard to find shots to take. I think I know the place inside out and backwards!

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      1. Lucky you. Here in Virginia, USA, Castles are rare, but we do have Swannaoah on top of Afton mountain that will hopefully be restored in the near future. It was built in 1913 and is fashioned after the Villa Medici in Rome, Italy.

        http://orples.wordpress.com/category/swannanoah/

        The above link has a sub-link to an article on Wiki if you’re interested in checking it out.

        One day, I’d love to travel abroad and check out some of the ancient European beauties I’ve read about. I’m sure if their walls could talk, they’d have some stories to tell. 🙂

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      2. Swannaoah looks like a wonderful place. I like anything with a bit of age and character to it. 🙂

        My current fascination is actually the neolithic period and I have a list of places from all over the world that I want to visit. Its the stories they could tell that always get me too! Someday…

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  2. Simply amazing how this castle has withstood the test of time! I love castles too, but could never imagine life without all the current amenities 😉

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    1. Especially when you consider it was ‘destroyed by cannon fire’ by Oliver Cromwell at the end on the English Civil War. All we have left is a wall and a gatehouse (although recent archaeology suggests there was only wooden structures elsewhere). Most places where this happened the remaining structure would then have been further demolished over the years and the stone used in other building works.

      I always used to say that I was born in the wrong era. I now know that I couldn’t live without modern amenities! I also couldn’t live in a society with such different attitudes towards, well, everything. I am very much a woman of 21st century Britain. 🙂

      Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  3. I love castles too but I’m especially intrigued by the pigeon on the ledge. Not sure why but it speaks to me. Perhaps because of the copious pigeons in our barn. All of your shots are lovely!

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    1. Thank you! I’ve had a particular fondness for pigeons ever since my brother and I looked after an injured racing pigeon that took shelter in our garden. Our Dad has always called them ‘rats with wings’ – he can’t stand them.

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