Sunday, 18 January 2015

Details And Doorways

A few little details collected 
in Saffron Walden 
recently

strong sunlight
caused difficult but interesting
lighting and shadows

an old sign
"W HART & SON LTD
  Established 1836"

decorative plasterwork,
known as pargetting,
is a feature of many old buildings

buildings of all ages and styles
   are present in the town...

...all sitting cheek by jowl
in the main street,
reminders of a long and fascinating history

the grand and ornate...

....and shall we be kind -
shabby chic ?

Antique shops
feature strongly...

...but many other businesses
have grand premises.

the locals in the park
show interest
in this strange man with the camera!


Take care

19 comments:

  1. Fabulous shots. The first one is a particular cracker. Love pargetting; I don't think it's found much outside Essex?

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  2. they are very interesting photos and I love your British homes

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  3. It is really wonderful that so many English towns, within a couple hours drive of London, have managed to preserve their old buildings. I think it is part of our modern thinking that we are independent entities, and that all that matters is living in the "now" . Having history visible, reminds us that we are part of the continuum of humanity - the past and future are important, too. Great shots, as usual . I like all the shapes and shadows in pic. 1.

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  4. I do like that weathered old door. I wondered if that was the original paint and lettering still standing strong on that sign since 1836.

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  5. Love all your building photographs!

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  6. Details & doorways are always my favorites!

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  7. what an eclectic mix of styles in one village John ...my favourite is the "very shabby chic" with buckets at the ready

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  8. You are so great at spotting the weird and the wonderful. Love the bright and seemingly arbitrary colours too.

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  9. Shabby chic -- I am a fan of it -- so of course my favorite. Second is the first photo -- you have created such a soft feeling with sunlight and color. The pargetting and old sign are tied for third place. The others are wonderful too -- really, they are all wonderful! -- barbara

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  10. Don't you wish buildings could talk? A great collection of details and doors in this picturesque town. I like 'shabby chic'.

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  11. Love the doorways--lke you, they fascinate me with their shapes, sizes, and the stories that passed through them. That red wall and black door, I like that one a lot.

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  12. ?beautiful doorways here John. Many years ago I remember my first husband having a book called 'Doorways' which had a hundred photographs in it. Ever thought of something like that for your photos

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  13. A delightful series of captures John. I really like the strong contrasting colours in that first shot, but they are all fascinating!

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  14. I like the pink one and the yellow one. Nice!

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  15. Love these doorways and signs. A wonderful place for a sunshiny stroll.

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  16. Wonderful images with great details.
    What a nice posting.

    Gunn from Stavanger/ Norway.

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  17. Lovely doors.Pink wall is wonderful and the first photo is great.

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  18. Wow. It is such a nice place. I want to see it for myself. The third photo of the red and black building is the one that caught my eye.

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  19. I love your "few little details". 3 & 7 are my favorites.

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