Good Morning Everyone,
Today, my post shows the impressive Lindisfarne Castle, built high on rocks, looking out towards the North Sea.
As far as castles go, Lindisfarne was quite a late one, built in 1550 and was strengthened in 1570 but was rather more of a fort than a castle.
It has served various monarchs but in 1901 it became the property of Edward Hudson, a publishing magnate and the owner of Country Life magazine. He had it refurbished in the Arts and Crafts style by Sir Edwin Lutyens. It is said that Hudson and the architect came across the building while touring Northumberland and climbed over the wall to explore inside.
It is now a delightful place to visit. The interior is well restored with examples of Lutyens work to be seen and enjoyed. This is a very 'cosy' castle. It is easy to imagine living in it. In fact, it is possible to hire the castle for weddings or special parties.
Have a lovely Sunday, Bev :-)
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papagolf21 (76603) 2013-02-24 0:34
Bonjour, chère Beverley,
Il est là, dressé sur un piton rocheux semblant défier les siècles et les ennemis depuis longtemps disparus.
J'aime beaucoup la mise en image, qui renforce l'édifice.
Une bien belle création.
SWEETFREEDOM (18421) 2013-02-24 0:39
very nice p.o.v. i like the choice to include in fg also part of the hill.
carlo62 (12636) 2013-02-24 0:46
mi sembra che penda un pò a sinistra, ma il castello arroccatp sulla punta della roccia è superbo.
Ottimo il pov per gustarsi la posizione.
HimalAnda (5630) 2013-02-24 1:19
That's a nice castle with an interesting foreground.
Maybe the horizon line tilts on the left (because the flag is not vertical).
cargus (6460) 2013-02-24 1:21
The castle is well presented, interesting vision in excelent color,contrast and brightness, a successful picture.
Romano46 (4956) 2013-02-24 1:30
Non sono mai stato in Gran Bretagna, ma essa non cessa mai di atupirmi per la variabilità dei suoi paesaggi e della sua architettura.
Ora, grazie alla tua condivisione, ho avuto modo di conoscere anche questo castello, ben diverso e lontano da quelli scozzesi, che però incanta per la sua posizione e per la sua rustica bellezza.
Una bella architettura, alla quale nella rappresentazione hai aggiunto di tuo, una bella composizione, tanta nitidezza ed un buon contrasto.
Eccellenti le note che accompagnano la foto.
Ciao e buona domenica
siudzi (23939) 2013-02-24 1:31
An interesting presentation of this great old castle. Your POV was selected very carefully so we have an impression that the building is huge and located very high on the on rocks. Well done. Good shot!
Have a nice day!
Noel_Byrne (7426) 2013-02-24 3:16
What a majestic castle, and an imposing positn that it enjoys. It really speaks of the power it would have held in its former days, and I would guess was quite intimidating to those who came across it. Your capture here does it great justice indeed.
Amazing that Lutyens was involved here too, the man seemed to have no end of talent. I know his work from some of his formal gardens that he designed in Ireland, and I particularly love the gardens of remembrance in Dublin. Really nice presentation of this fine place.
All the best
timecapturer (30342) 2013-02-24 3:24
lovely shot of this wonderful castle. A great POV that displays its height and magnificance superbly. Immaculate detail and an effective composition that is both attractive and enticing.
Enjoy your Sunday - regards Brian.
Sergiom (39298) 2013-02-24 6:06
Le château se dresse fièrement sur son rocher.Il devait être très difficile à attaquer. J'aime beaucoup le point de vue près du sol qui donne encore plus d'ampleur à l'ensemble.
ikeharel (37378) 2013-02-24 6:06
A stronhold that built and use all of the rock as a base, Beverly.
It doe's look as more recent time built that medievil days, or may had been renovated some time in later era.
Anyway, nice to include large part on the hill in FG.
Have a nice Sunday afternoon.
Nicou (97775) 2013-02-24 6:17
quel cadrage de bas en haut sur ce château merveilleux sur son éperon rocher quelle vue avec la place donnée aux herbes le contraste entre les murs et la roche grandiose compo.
Bravo et amitié
saxo042 (31802) 2013-02-24 7:26
This indeed a very impressive fortress! An interesting POV, as we can nothing of the surrounding sea. Also an intersting note, I always believed this was much older than the 16th century, we learned at school that this was where the Vikings made their first attack outside Scandinavia, that was already in the 8th century. This is a very sharp and well taken picture.
willperrett (2959) 2013-02-24 8:29
A place that had been on my list for quite a while, but it's far removed from my comfort zone in the South, that it still hasn't been ticked off! Your photograph makes me more determined to do the tour I've been thinking about for a while. And then I think that the boat needs to be sailed. Retirement's so demanding of one's time...
Silvio1953 (98217) 2013-02-24 10:43
Ciao Bev, great POV on beautiful castle, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
kennyblack (4139) 2013-02-25 5:43
Very beautiful this photo with the castle that seems to come out of a fairy tale. Great POV with the 'grass in the foreground and the castle in the background that seems to float in' air. Very nice light, colors and detail .thanks
The best greetings, have a nice day ... Marino
adramad (27556) 2013-02-25 7:58
Splendid composition of this impressive castle, in a situation as privileged, at least very difficult to attack from the flanks that we see in the picture, I like the POV, with this green hillside in the foreground, giving a greater depth of field to the image .
Very good brightness and optimum sharpness.
Well done. I love it.
Have a nice day.
ChrisJ (86902) 2013-02-25 12:48
The top of the old stone castle is well positioned off centre & near the 1/3 axis. Good sharpness & I like the warm cold colour contrast between the blue sky and the yellow green grass. Good graphism with the shadows at left of the cliff reinforcing the effect. Tfs!
batalay (32864) 2013-03-06 5:36
The place seems impregnable, with the steep acropolis capped by tall, massive walls. Your note about the "cozy" castle is highly informative (my iMac rejected "cosy").
PS I am writing a separate note to you — your advice on an itinerary for my son.
mkamionka (24559) 2013-04-04 13:53
I know I said it so many times but the Northumberland Coast is really on top of my list of places to visit around here. I just have to wait for bit better weather. Nice presentation of this famous structure. You had a great light and weather.
Very well done!
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (17791)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-10-23
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D-70, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-24 0:05