Bent, almost broken
Scarred by yesterday’s sorrows
Yet beauty remains
The photo for this week’s prompt was taken at Little Moreton Hall, near Congleton in Cheshire. I took liberties with the original image, changing what was a beautiful sunny day to a more atmospheric monochrome.
The Hall is a fabulous sixteenth century survival, that I was fortunate enough to visit in the company of friends who know that era intimately.
There has been a Hall on the site for at least eight hundred years, though the present building was only begun around 1504, being added to by successive generations until its completion around a hundred years later.
Sitting on a moated island, the house is a spectacular example of the style and has everything from wall paintings to the obligatory grey lady haunting the gallery and the child heard sobbing in the chapel. For good measure, the house is said to be built on a ley, which may explain the legendary lost tunnel from the house… and there is also an oddly shaped mound in the grounds that looks like a burial barrow.
My thanks, as always, to all those who took part. All the posts inspired by this image are listed below, so please click on the links to read them and leave a comment for the author. Thank you too, to everyone who reblogged the prompt, round up and the individual resposes.
A new prompt will be published later today. I will reblog as many contributions as space and time allows, as they come in… and all of them will be featured in the round-up on Thursday.
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A Reminder and an invitation
As there are usually too many contributions to reblog all of them every week, and so that we can get to know their writers, I would like to invite all writephoto regulars to come and introduce themselves on the blog as my guest! ‘Regulars’ does not mean you have to take part every week… Click here for details
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One from me
Christine Mallaband-Brown who paid a recent visit to Little Moreton Hall…with pictures