The title of this blog comes from a Gaelic expression -"putting on the poor mouth"-which means to exaggerate the direness of one's situation in order to gain time or favour from creditors.
what absolutely stunning photos!! I bet it's even more beautiful up close and personal.
Agreed! Terrific photos that certainly stir the imagination! I especially like the b/w. Happy WW!
Beautiful shots.I just love castles!Happy WW!
Since my feet seem so firmly planted here in the US of A, I am thrilled that my photo-friends in the UK allow me to catch glimpses of these fabulous reminders (remainders?) of the past! My dream is to one day see them myself! Jams, great photos (as always), and I love the B&W rendition.Happy WW!
The castles are so beautiful. Majestic!
I love castles - beautiful photos!!
What great pictures- the castles are beautiful. I especially like the b&w photo.
Those an excellent shots, I love the B&W one with those lufy clouds. Happy WW Jams x x x
Awesome photos! I just love the atmosphere.
It seems like that castle has been cut in tha half with a knife... right there in the middle of nowhere! :-0Happy WW!
Excellent, great sky in the lower photo.Last time I went there, I only had my camera phone :-(Log way from where I am now!
Black and white is still a powerfull medium. what a great shot. happy ww
Looks like someone took a bite :-) Great minds and all that...
I love the contrast in mood that color creates with these gorgeous photos. There doesn't seem the ghost of a chance people'd be around the first one. It's ethereal; color brings it back to earth!
I can't decide which I like best: the clouds or the fields.Of course, the castle is grand too...
I especially like the colour shot. Has it been post processed in some way? It has a heightened sky effect, to my eyes. Very cool.rashbre
lovely, I love old castles, so adventurous...
I would so love to visit here. It's beautiful. Have a great WW. :)
Gorgeous views, I love old castles.Have a great WW day
Very nice pictures. I've ridden from Dover to London but I don't think we were far enough south to go by the Hadleigh Castle in Essex. Or did we?Happy WW!..
How very pretty! I can't decide which of the photos I like better - the b/w and color are both so striking!Happy WW! :)
THanks all for your kind comments. Jim if you went from Dover to London you would not have seen Hadleigh castle. Dover castle is great though. I hope you got the chance to visit it. and the roman lighthouse
castles are oh, so romantic!happy ww :)
Love the black and white version.
excellent! well done on the presentation.happy ww!
wow! breathtaking view. great job youve made in there.
Wow, those are huge & beautiful! Thanks for sharing & happy WW!
Absolutely awesome!! I love this!!! Fantastic photos.
Those are great shots!
Simply STUNNING!!!I love these shots, well done. Happy WW!
Lovely shots. I'll say it again, you take me to places I long to go.
those are gorgeous! love the cloud patterns in the sky.happy ww!
Fantastic shots. Wish I could see the ruins in person.
Gorgeous, as always.
I love castles but have yet to see one. This one looks like it's been bitten off! hehe....Happy WW!
That's fantastic. It must have been one beautiful castle before.
Both are wonderful, but the first one is my favorite. Although I like how the clouds lay in diagonal lines behind the tower in the second one.
Beautiful photos, as ALWAYS :)
Wow... great photos!
Wow! I really need to renew my passport!
love the contrasting photo treatments!happy WW
amazing . . . i love the colors!
Gorgeous! Would love to visit.
Great pics...I love them:)
Very cool!!! Happy WW!!!
WOW, very nice. It's very cool to take a photo of that for my collections heheh
Fabulous photos!!Mine is up at: Wordless Wednesday - Stormy Weather
I love castles, and these shots are stunning. . .I especially like the top one.
Hotep! Great photo! Castles are some massive structures...Today is the Day of Presence for the people of New Orleans. The 2-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. I've dedicated my WW post to the recovery effort of that great American city. I hope you will take a moment to view my (not so) Wordless Wednesday post.peace, Villager
Looks like postcards. Great quality.
Amazing photos! Happy WW!
Over here, we get all excited when we see something a hundred years old. I'd love to see the castles in the UK.
Great shots?(pssst... hey I hate saying it, but those 'snap shots' you've got make my PC lag baaaaad...and my PC's a good one. No-one else mentioned this? If its just me, never mind!!)Thanks for stopping by!
Great shots (as usual), James. I also liked your post about the hedgehog - it's sad isn;t it. We've got a resident hedgehog in our garden and I love stumbling on him in the evening. I think cars are the hedgehog's biggest enemy, though. Happy WW!
I want to see that and so much more there I love ruins.
Lovely pics! Happy Wednesday!
Thanks all. Miscmum youre right about Snap. I thought it would be a good idea. Instead it's a pain. I will remove it once I can find the code!
I wish I could see some castles, up close and personal.
Wow ! that must be beautiful !
Oh wow, that is impressive and beautiful! I can only imagine the exhileration of actually BEING there. :)Jenn
Beautiful photos!!Happy WW!!
This is wonderful. I like the color version, its shows the texture better and the clouds in the sky makes it even more appealing.
Again thanks for your kind comments
Remarkable how they build castles with a view in the middle age.It's an amzing view.
I'm guessing you went there! Lucky you! :)
I love our old ruins around the country, this one reminds me a little of one back home, only I can't remember which one.
WOW! Stunning photo! TFS Mine's up too!
Makes me want to go there and explore.
As always, awesome photos. I especially like the B&W.
I love, love, love castles. Someday I hope to visit some. But for now I have your great pictures to hold me over.
Wow! I want to go there and see it myself too. It's so striking! Andthose clear skies...perfect!
If only we could color our castles so easily and beautifully...
Love the pictures!
Great photos. I think I have commented before on my fondness for "ruins" and seeing these old buildings in various environments...
enjoyed your photos as always. I'm trying to decide if I prefer the b/w or the one in color
Those pictures are really cool! What a beautiful day!
Great shots. Love the sky :-)
Oh wow! I'd love to see that one in person. I love castles, too. Thanks for sharing=:)
Great picture - wow - I'm number 86! You've got quite a WW following.
Wow, amazing shots! I love the second with the line of the clouds and the blocks of land in the background. beautiful!
I wish it could talk. It surprises me that it seems there are no barriers to people to prevent further destruction. On the other hand, it is nice that people are allowed free access. The land is so flat. I assume the marshland was there during the time of the castle. It's such an interesting post.
Wow what a response, nearly 90 comments!
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