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#650035 - Sat Aug 27 2011 09:17 AM Re: Fortnightly theme is Doors and Windows and Arches. [Re: Jakeroo]
Vanya98 Offline
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Registered: Fri Apr 09 2010
Posts: 27
Loc: Oregon USA
Y'all take such great pictures!

Onimon (Devil Gate), Taisekiji, Japan


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#650273 - Sun Aug 28 2011 05:37 PM Re: Fortnightly theme is Doors and Windows and Arches. [Re: Vanya98]
auntie1 Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 12 2005
Posts: 412
Loc: South Kingsville VIC Australia


Bijou has neither doors, windows nor arches, but I think she wanted me to submit her version of a moongate.

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#650274 - Sun Aug 28 2011 05:48 PM Re: Fortnightly theme is Doors and Windows and Arches. [Re: auntie1]
ren33 Offline
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Registered: Thu Sep 30 1999
Posts: 11979
Loc: Fanling
  Hong Kong      
Lol!!!
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#650279 - Sun Aug 28 2011 06:53 PM Re: Fortnightly theme is Doors and Windows and Arches. [Re: ren33]
flopsymopsy Offline
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Registered: Sat May 17 2008
Posts: 3497
Loc: Northampton England UK      


This is (the back of) Holdenby House in Northamptonshire. Actually the house you can see is only one wing of the original, the rest was torn down after the English Civil War. When it was built in 1583, it was the largest house in England. It had 123 large glass windows - a sign of significant wealth in Tudor England - and the owner/builder, Lord Hatton, refused to live in it until Queen Elizabeth had visited. "Elizabeth I slept here" was clearly a desirable cachet even then. wink

Towards the end of the English Civil War, Charles I was brought to Holdenby as a prisoner and he remained there until his trial and execution. In 1709 the house was bought by the Duke Of Marlborough and it has passed down through the female line to the current owners.

And as you can see, occasionally the house plays host to events such as the Northamptonshire Food Show, where all sorts of goodies are available. Or were, I bought quite a few of them. grin

Recognisable faces in this photo have been blurred.
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#651180 - Thu Sep 01 2011 04:30 PM Re: Fortnightly theme is Doors and Windows and Arches. [Re: flopsymopsy]
ren33 Offline
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Registered: Thu Sep 30 1999
Posts: 11979
Loc: Fanling
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These are super! Thanks all. Just to warn you , a new two week thread starts on Sunday.
The theme is Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Stories.
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#651183 - Thu Sep 01 2011 04:40 PM Re: Fortnightly theme is Doors and Windows and Arches. [Re: ren33]
pyonir Offline
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Registered: Sat Apr 25 2009
Posts: 867
Loc: Minnesota USA
Beautiful pictures all!

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#651227 - Fri Sep 02 2011 12:32 AM Re: Fortnightly theme is Doors and Windows and Arches. [Re: pyonir]
JaneMarple Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 30 2004
Posts: 14465
Loc: North West of England
Just in time!

Inside York Minster, and the famous "Rose window"
(More information about this in Photo of the Day in a moment!)
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#651483 - Sun Sep 04 2011 04:24 AM Re: Fortnightly theme is Doors and Windows and Arches. [Re: JaneMarple]
ren33 Offline
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Registered: Thu Sep 30 1999
Posts: 11979
Loc: Fanling
  Hong Kong      
Thanks all! Actually it has been a more than fornightly theme and well time to close it and move to...
Nursery Rhymes!
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