Good Morning Everyone,
Last month, as if entering a 'time machine' we descended on Kirby Lonsdale to find it had gone back in time 200 hundred years!
The normally busy square had lost its cars, lost its street furniture, lost its modern, smart shoppers, with iPhones and iPads and had become a horse auction!
After nipping ourselves, to make sure we weren't dreaming, we found that the film 'Jamaica Inn' was being filmed in the centre of a historic Cumbrian town!
For those who are not familiar with this film, Jamaica Inn is set in Cornwall and is a famous smugglers story.
It is often commonly thought that Jamaica Inn takes its name from the smugglers who smuggled rum into the country from Jamaica and stored it at the inn. However, the name of the inn is actually said to derive from the important local Trelawney family of landowners, of which two family members served as Governors of Jamaica in the 18th century.
The inn was built in 1750 and extended in 1778 with a coach house, stables and a tack room assembled in an L-shaped fashion. The inn became a smugglers' stopping point while they used approximately 100 secret routes to move around their contraband. Originally, the half-way house was alone on this part of the moor.
According to narrated story, gangs of wreckers operated on the coast of Cornwall during early 19th century. (Cornwall has been very aptly described as the “haven of smugglers” in view of its topographic features of “rocky coves, sheltered bays, tumultuous waves and wild and untenanted landscapes”). The wreckers ensnared ships to this coast line by tricking them with use of beacon lights, which they purposefully installed on the shores of the coast. Once the ships foundered on the rocky coast they were looted by the wreckers.
'Jamaica Inn' was a novel by the English writer Daphne du Maurier, first published in 1936. It was later made into a film, also called Jamaica Inn, by Alfred Hitchcock and remade in 1983 by Lawrence Clark.
You can understand that the people of Cornwall were a bit unhappy about this choice of location!!
The day was very grey and it began to drizzle shortly after I took this shot. I rested my arms on a post for stability.
You will see rails in the f/g. These were laid by a work team and the film camera was able to travel along it, following the action.
I was amazed at the number of people involved in film making! The actors were certainly the smallest group!
Have a lovely day, Bev :-)
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lousat (71435) 2013-11-15 1:14
Hi Bez,it seems made very very well this jump in the past,all modern things are away,and it seems really to go back 200 years ago.Beautiful and interesting capture,great details and perfect colors,i like it!! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
Nicou (115336) 2013-11-15 2:45
quelle vue de ces personnage en orange sur la barrière avec ces cordage une compo nostalgique sueprbe ensemble et vue.
Bravo et belle journée
ikeharel (51495) 2013-11-15 2:45
Good morning Beverly,
First recollection I had when saw this, was about a book recently red about England in the 16th century, by Philippa Gregory: The Courtyard's fool.
A vivid sight to the scene described in the book.
Fine taken the shot, really taking us back in time.
Nice idea applied well.
mjw364 (6998) 2013-11-15 3:13
Braveheart - about a Scot - William Wallace, was filmed on location in Ireland. Mel Gibson is Australian not Scottish. He is somewhat challenged in height yet Wallace was reputedly 6ft 4. Nothing is real in the world of film!
Quite a spectacle I expect - would have loved to have seen it. We get a flavour of the time period and costumes here in this image and a glimpse of what I presume are tracks for a camera behind the row of men.
timecapturer (44469) 2013-11-15 3:24
this looks great. I love it when they transform places for period dramas and you have captured the spirit of this set superbly. Just a hint of the 21st century with the shiny railway tracks in the left hand corner and a hint of TV ariels but otherwise convincing and fascinating.
Have a good weekend - B.
Kugart (1778) 2013-11-15 3:34
What was your mode of transport that day Tardis or De Lorean? You were very lucky to get as close as this to the location. When they film Game of Thrones in Balintoy near where I live,they don't allow anyone near the set. Really nice capture Beverley with good colour and clarity showing details of the set and costumes.
Have a nice weekend
Sergiom (53793) 2013-11-15 6:07
On semble complètement imprégnés dans une époque révolue. Les acteurs semblent bien détendus et leurs vêtements semblent authentiques. Même les maisons semblent d'un autre temps.
Noel_Byrne (20105) 2013-11-15 8:04
What a nice surprise to stumble across this, and what a nicer surprise you were able to take this shot. We see films being made in Dublin on occasion (a lot around Henrietta street as it has that 18th century feel) but the security does be intense, and the security guards are not the type to welcome camera wielding fans! This has turned out cool. I love the textures of the brickwork. I’d love to see how it looks in Sepia too!
Thanks as always
danos (82673) 2013-11-15 8:45
nice the snapshot from the scene that someone could see on Kirby Lonsdale to coming from two hundreds years ago.I like that all these men wear old costumes leaning with this way on the wooden handrails,as hang from it these ragged remnants.I like the created atmosphere as the presentation too.
Have a good weekend,Danos
mesutilgim (79394) 2013-11-15 14:12
Not only the capture itself but also the notes completing it are just topclass !
TFS and have a nice weekend
carlo62 (26884) 2013-11-15 16:11
una sorpresa inaspettata e interessante.
Hai visto dei professionisti al lavoro, tutte cose che arricchiscono la nostro conoscenza.
Ottima nota, molto ricca e dettagliata, accompagna una foto molto originale grazie alla situzione particolare.
CLODO (28622) 2013-11-16 0:51
Good morning Bev
back to the past, and only the rail and a person in a blue dress at right can convince us that it's a recent picture.
Romano46 (16578) 2013-11-16 1:50
la miniautura non rende bene l'idea di quello che è rappresentatop nella fotografia, ma all'ingrandimento si dispiega tutta la bellezza della foto.
In un ambiente particolarmente caratteristico questi personaggi vestiti in abiti di epoche lontane sembrano disegnati più che fotografati e quuesto grazie ad una accorta fotografia che ha messo in particolare evidenza i colori dei loro abiti contro un ambiente grigio quale poteve essere quello di una Inghilterra in epoca industriale.
Complimenti sia per la bella realizzazione che per la composizione molto ben riuscita.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
s_lush (16134) 2013-11-16 11:56
It looks really as a backward time travel. I cannot find any modern details in this scene. Nice old-style architecture, beautiful costumes, good composition, interesting details and perfect quality of the image.
fabbs99 (15675) 2013-11-16 21:11
Nice shot of this old town for the movie. Excellent viewpoint, superb tight crop, nice light, high clarity. Really nice shot. Well done.TFS.
Silvio1953 (115145) 2013-11-17 10:22
Ciao Bev, lovely rievocation, nice scene, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
tyro (18308) 2013-11-18 3:25
I have never read "Jamaica Inn" but this scene reminds me so much of scenes I have conjured up in my mind on reading R.L. Stevenson's "Treasure Island" - last read on holiday earlier this year and first read over 50 years ago!
You have given us a very informative note and also a very fine picture by way of illustration. I just love the old world look and the characters dressed in their frock coats - and how wonderful not to view a scene which nowadays would always include people talking on mobile 'phones.
Very well captured indeed with lovely soft (though rather dull) light, fine colours and excellent details throughout.
zoomer (6) 2013-11-18 13:37
Hi,this looks so authentic and charming!Excellent POV,colors and clarity.All the best Wolf.
ChrisJ (94426) 2013-11-19 5:08
This looks like a scene straight out of a Charles Dickens novel or at least this would be how I would envision it! Good sharpness and no sign of any mod cons or attire! The green moss on the roof is assisting with the 'aged' look. Have a nice week.
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (25898)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-10-16
- Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D-300, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/15 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-11-15 1:11