Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes

Earlier this week, the Daily Post talked about taking three-picture stories. Read the article for more ideas.

So the challenge this week is to share a story of your own using this format.

This is something I often do, though not necessarily in threes, but I do like to take an overview of a scene or subject, then home in on one or two elements relating to the subject and often include a close-up shot of some detail that catches my eye. Architecture, Landscapes, Travel and Gardens lend themselves to this sort of photography, but it can be used for any subject you like.

Bath Covered Bridge, New Hampshire

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First a shot of the Haverhill-Bath historic covered bridge over the Ammonoosuc River in New Hampshire. Look carefully – in the background you can just see the steeple of the clap-board church.

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The second image shows the church in context with the neighbouring store

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and the final shot is a close-up of the sign above the bridge entrance. Do they tell a story? You tell me.

If you would like to see what others have come up with for this challenge then go to the Daily Post @ WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge 

A Lingering Look at Windows: # 8

This weekly challenge is hosted by Dawn from ‘The Day After’ who invites participants to post pictures of any windows that  they find curious, inviting, photogenic, or in some way tell a story. Visit her blog to see more windows and/or to join in with the challenge.

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Ludlow has a lot of wonderful old houses from Medieval to Georgian, though very few from the Victorian age. There are exceptions though and this house at No 1 Dinham is one of them.

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A truly amazing eclectic Victorian Gothic style with imported fiery red bricks and mechanical stonework contrasting with local materials and craftsmanship.

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and here is another one, though not as eclectic, still has those wonderful Gothic windows and a rather spectacular twisted chimney pot! They may not be in the best of taste, but they are certainly buildings with character.

G for Gehry (Frank) and the Fred and Ginger Building

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Tančící dům (The Dancing House)

This week brings us to Prague where this unusual modern building can be found alongside the River Vltavar. Originally named Fred and Ginger (after Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers – because the house resembles a pair of dancers) the house stands out among the Baroque, Gothic and Art Nouveau buildings for which Prague is famous.

G - Frank GEHRY fred-&-ginger

It was designed by Croatian-Czech architect Vlado Milunić in co-operation with Canadian architect Frank Gehry on a vacant riverfront plot (where the previous building had been destroyed during the Bombing of Prague in 1945). The building was designed in 1992 and completed in 1996.

I’ll let you decide which one is Ginger 🙂

Cliff Villas

Cee’s Black & White Challenge: This black and white challenge is topic related and this week the theme is Older than 50 years.

And this is also my entry to this week’s Lingering Look at Windows hosted by Dawn over at “The Day After“.

There’s rather a lot in Ludlow that falls into this category. In fact most of the buildings go back as far as the 11th century so 50 years here is considered to be new. Even if you have lived here for 50 years you are still considered an outsider   🙂

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Cliff Villas BWCliff Villas – Ludford

Dating back to circa 1840 Cliff Villas are Grade II listed character homes. There are stone mullion windows on the ground floor, oriel windows to the first floor, ornamental barge boards, ornamental plaster work with timber framing and decorative multi-shaft chimney stack. The windows are majority metal framed with lattice work or small panes.

F for Felbrigg Hall (Fiolbrygga)

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Continuing with my urban theme through this challenge I would like to introduce you to Felbrigg Hall in North Norfolk. It is a delightful National Trust property with a beautiful walled garden where you can spend hours wandering around through the colourful plantings and the productive kitchen garden.

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The name ‘Felbrigg’ is a relic of the Danish invasions. ‘Fiolbrygga’ is ancient Scandinavian for a plank bridge.

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The Hall is a magnificent example of a country house and has a fine gothic style library and a magnificent collection of Grand Tour paintings.

F - Felbrigg garden

We were too late to go inside the hall as we spent all our time in the garden, where you will also find an octagonal working dovecote, dating back to the early 1750s.

The 1700 acre estate also provides several way-marked paths for you to enjoy a stroll through the fields and woodland and beside the Felbrigg Lake.