Good Morning Everyone,
My post, today, shows Little Moreton Hall.
We visited this amazing house when we were staying in Cheshire. The National Trust describe it as a fairytale gingerbread house but it has to be seen to be believed.
The house is Tudor in style having been built in 1504. It had some later additions in the same century but has never really been 'altered' to keep up with latest fashions in architecture so what you see is a house almost as it would have been 500 years ago.
The original owners, the Moretons, showed off their wealth by their excessive use of glass in the construction. I suppose it was a bit like us putting gadgets into our homes!
It is amazing how this wonderful house has remained upright! There are not many vertical lines to its walls! Some years ago, the National Trust did some serious stabilising work to stop any movement in the upper, top heavy floors. They then installed a series of recorders which will monitor any movement in the house so, everything seems very secure at the moment.
It is a great place to visit as a whole experience for they have guided tours and people dressed in appropriate costumes to help create the atmosphere.
One of the buildings has been converted into an excellent café. Oh, you are supplied with knives and forks; no ripping the meat apart with your fingers and throwing the bones on the floor!!
I wish you a happy day, Bev :-)
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lousat (67105) 2014-01-15 1:51
Hi Bev,absolutely lovely this very old country house! 500 years of history inside and well preserved,the facade decoration remember me the houses of french Alsace region.An excellent capture with a great choice of point of view and great quality too despite the cloudy day.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Noel_Byrne (16219) 2014-01-15 2:07
I first came across this house on a TV show years ago showing the most eclectic and wonderful buildings in the UK (How Britain was built perhaps??) and I have to say, as soon as I saw it, I wanted to go an visit. Its still on my UK bucket list, and with luck, I may get to see it in 2014. It is an amazing place, like something from Asterix cartoons!
Youve captured this under such wonderful light, which brings out the unique design and colors. The dramatic sky and framing with the tree makes it look quite spooky.
My memory seems to think there is a ghost associated with this place, do you know of that?
Thanks as always Bev
arnie (1215) 2014-01-15 2:43
What a beautiful old building. You have caught it in a great angle catching the curves of the building.
Sergiom (48970) 2014-01-15 5:17
J'ose à peine imaginer tout le travail nécessaire à l'entretien de cette superbe maison. On constate que certaines parties commencent à pencher mais elle tient encore fermement debout. J'aime l'environnement de verdure et la branche au niveau supérieur.
Nicou (109695) 2014-01-15 5:25
quelle belle maison e tiamge sueprbe cpatage et ocmpo quel dessin à la surfac quelle rendu architectural sueporbe iamge et cpatage fantastique vue.
Bravo et amitié
timecapturer (40248) 2014-01-15 5:53
begs the question if this is the little one then the big one must be amazing! ;-)
Joking aside this is a beautiful building with so much delicate detail and so perfectly maintained. Looks so impressive in this setting and I love how time has curved some of the straight lines too. Wonderful architectural heritage shot.
Regards - B.
ikeharel (46976) 2014-01-15 8:19
Good evening Beverly,
Tudor styled building surrounds with great green veg.s, and its outlines are most impressive wooden beams and walls.
Very different from what I saw in Germany and france, yet looks as massively built mansion.
Fine shot, inspite of low light conditions.
saxo042 (35196) 2014-01-15 9:15
A beautiful house, built with a lot of creativity and imagination. Your note is also very good. I wonder what it would be to live in a house like this.
manrezaei (1833) 2014-01-15 12:03
Excellent architecture you captured here.
Very well framed the Moreton hall.
The colors, sharpness and focus very well done.
boa (5112) 2014-01-15 12:14
Another interesting and beautiful English house:) I guess it must be quite unique when I read about the age and that it is almost original? Very impressive!
Even the tree branches in the foreground reminds of the facade decorations on the house, cool:)
A nice shot and an interesting note, tfs!
Have a nice evening/
carlo62 (22341) 2014-01-15 15:38
veramente originale questa architettura, a prima vista sembra una classica costruzione tipo graticcio, in realtà le linee sui muri creano dei veri e propri disegni.
Ottimo scatto e bella condivisione.
npecanhuk (58210) 2014-01-15 16:09
Very beautiful house!
Attractive and pleasant-looking picture!
Sharpness, management of light, colors, horizontal format, slim black borders, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
bukitgolfb301 (33508) 2014-01-15 19:30
Hi dear Beverley, how are you?
Wow so charming and also tatseful house, seeming like a fairyland. So heratwarming and wonderful image in perfect farmework / composition. Calm and tasteful color touch is also so fantastic to see.
Thnaks a lot for your sharing and have a good day! Takero
Subhogen (3200) 2014-01-16 0:45
A lovely 500 years old house. Very well preserved I must say. I like the framing with the tree and the natural light and colors presented in this photo. The architecture and the designs on the exterior of the house is also very attractive. Thanks for sharing a piece of history.
dkmurphys (44082) 2014-01-16 22:34
Truly charming architecture. It looks so unreal, like taken outside a fairy tale book. Well taken, enjoy a great weekend.
serp2000 (35072) 2014-01-24 10:50
This is very interesting post, this is very unusual architecture style for my region. Thanks for so informative historic note. This place reminded me a Cheshire cat, for example. Good idea to place these branches as a frame. well done!
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (23410)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-05-08
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot G12, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-15 1:48