14 November 2008

PhotoHunt - Ruin

Kilmeady Castle, Milstreet Ireland

Hadleigh Castle, Essex UK

The theme for this week's Photo Hunt is ruin(ed). There's no stretching the theme this week as I have some ruined castle shots that fit the bill. Actually I'm not sure I will actually sign up at tnchick's this week as I am indisposed until Sunday evening. If I get the chance then I will.

26 comments:

Dragonstar said...

Now that's an early post!

Both good shots. I've no idea yet what I'll be posting.

Anonymous said...

That lower shot is splendid.
I am doing a castle also.

jams o donnell said...

Aileni, Dragonstar. Thanks. I'll be back on Sunday to see your entries

PixieKatten said...

Both are great shots but I am a sucker for black n white so I think the top one is my fav. :)

keeyit said...

After these building being ruined only get famous and a lot of people want to visit.

James Higham said...

I think you could have put in the ruined shots as well. Quite atmospheric, these ones, by the way.

Skuds said...

I was born and brought up near Hadleigh castle. As a very young boy I was very excited at the thought there was a castle nearby.

My first (and only) visit to the place may be the biggest anticlimax of my life - I had visions of battlements, moats, drawbridges, etc. and found a small pile of rocks.

Your photo actually makes it look more impressive than I remember it!

Carver said...

Those are wonderful ruins and you photographed them well.

Anonymous said...

Love your choices for the theme, the b/w picture is very dramatic, the second one is beautiful!
Have a nice weekend, wherever you are!

Annie said...

I love both of those. Ruins are so beautiful! Hope you have/had a nice weekend.

Photo Cache said...

great shots. love those ruins. take care. hope you feel better.

Sue said...

Great shots Jams! Perfect for the theme :)

CherryPie said...

Great photos :-)

Liz said...

It looks as though there's a lot missing from that second castle!

mama meji said...

That second shot is lovely. Love the sky and its background.

Sarge Charlie said...

you guys have so much cool old stuff james, I love the photo. I did photos from italy.

YTSL said...

Beautiful shots both. Love the sky and surroundings in the Hadleigh Castle picture but the Irish one is the one that has me intrigued -- i.e., is that the home of its caretaker by it or...?

jmb said...

Excellent photos Jams. Lots of ruins in your part of the world. I had to scan some from my pre-digital days.

I haven't signed up at tnchick's for ages as I play Friday and always forget on Saturday when I am so busy.
Have g good weekend.

RJ Flamingo said...

Nice ones! My ruined Irish castle shots are from my pre-digital days and stuck in the top of a closet. So I chose something else... Here's mine:

http://flamingofotos.blogspot.com

Have a great weekend!

Bonggamom said...

I guess there's no shortage of ruined castles in Ireland and England.... the second one is amazing, it looks like someone sliced the castle open like a piece of cheese!

Colin Campbell said...

Fantastic shots. One of the failings of Australia is that there are not too many of these splendid ruins. We do have nice weather and the beer is cold. Can't have everything I suppose.

Siani said...

Lovely shots - I especially like the second one - what a sky!

Frugal Grandma said...

What perfect photos for this week's theme. I especially like the second photo - the contrast of the ruin against sky and fields - excellent!

Sabine said...

I'm glad you didn't "stretch" the theme; those are the kind of ruins I love! :) Hope you have a happy weekend! (I hesitate every single week to sign up on tnchick's blog, I hardly ever manage more than a handful visits. But hey, that is life! So don't worry about it...

Kay Dennison said...

I love these!!!!!!!!!

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone. I will; try to visit later