A picture taken during my most recent weekly country walk with friends (one of whose heads you can just see poking out of the bushes on the left!), this time of EastEnd House which lies in the midst of the sizeable Carmichael Estate about six miles south of Lanark.
The house was originally on a separate estate occupied by a branch of the Carmichael family who separated from the senior line around 1500.
EastEnd comprises a 37 room mansion house of four floors with the oldest visible part of the building, which is claimed to have a much more ancient nucleus, being an early 16th century keep (a fortified tower). To this were added tall crowstepped wings to the east and west in 1673, and these in turn were joined up on the south by a typical 18th century bow-fronted addition which completely obscured the keep on that side. In the mid 19th century large “Scottish baronial” extensions were added to the west.
The building is listed on the “Castles of Scotland” map and is a listed historic building, Category B. Unfortunately, the building suffers from extensive dry rot in its timbers, is no longer habitable and will no doubt finish its days in ruin.
Interestingly, EastEnd House was used by the Polish Army between August 1940 and May 1941. A stone in the house, with the Polish eagle on it, commemorates the event.
You can view a larger version of this picture on "beta" TE here.
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besnard (56219) 2014-05-23 6:37
Une bonne prise rapprochée de ce beau château qui nous permet de voir tous les détails de son architecture.
Amitiés et bonne journée.
Silvio1953 (142095) 2014-05-23 6:38
Ciao John, great view of fantastic castle, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
dta (77590) 2014-05-23 8:20
Hello John ,
It seems that the light conditions were not the best (back light ?) . So , you've done very well , even the clouds are a little overexposed .
This superb old castle is not well maintained . It would derverve to be renovated .
ourania (45002) 2014-05-23 9:55
this antique house is very impressive, it looks worn by use and it's a great pity that there's extensive damage that makes it uninhabitable. I hope they'll find a way to save it. Your photo is wonderful, I like how the inclusion of a deep foreground has made the building rise within the frame. It's well framed by the natural setting in which it stands and looks safely tucked into your composition. The beta version gives us a more thorough impression of this place and allows us to really appreciate details and textures. For me it makes a big difference as far as the windows are concerned. I love the softness and warmth of the light, it affects the cold and moody tones in a sweet and melancholic way. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
cornejo (41761) 2014-05-23 10:02
Hi John, very good view of this beautiful and interesting old mansion. Very well composed and captured by a great pov in this great and beautiful photography. Interesting picture with good sharpness, depth, light, color and quality. Very good job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
carlo62 (47433) 2014-05-23 10:08
bellissimo questo castello, peccato che non lo conoscevo, altrimenti sarei andato volentieri a visitarlo quando ero da quelle parti.
Ottima inquadratura, una bella condivisione.
lousat (90702) 2014-05-23 10:55
Hi John,truly loveable this countryside house,very old and builth in a spectacular capture,looks like a castle! And the pic is truly fantastic,made with the best sharpness and colors...as usual in your perfect gallery..ehhe...have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
Noel_Byrne (31002) 2014-05-23 10:56
This is a magnificent building, and it saddens me a little to hear it may end up in ruin. I say a little, because a part of me loves ruins, and this fine old building would lend itself perfectly to being one, the only sad thing is that they eventually disappear.
Its a really spooky looking place too, and I would love to visit on a stormy day, I reckon this would make an awesome black and white as well a beautiful color pic. I can almost see faces peering out those upstairs windows.
Love the angle you chose too, it makes the round tower building look like its watching us, and the light is perfect.
Have a great weekend
photoray (13981) 2014-05-23 11:04
Fine view of this Scottish castle, obviously built sturdily to survive the centuries; the conical tower and ziggurat steep rooflines draw attention. Would certainly be worthwhile to upgrade and restore the interior.
Thanks for the history,
siudzi (34141) 2014-05-23 11:55
Impressive old architecture shot this! Very well seen and smartly composed to achieve so elegant presentation. Spectacular level of sharpness and details made the view so perfect. TFS!
Have a nice weekend!
cargus (10227) 2014-05-23 12:22
L'image est bien fait en termes de contraste et la luminosité, le château est bien cadrée, aussi, la saturation des couleurs est bien rendue.
emka (96487) 2014-05-23 13:03
hi John, Nice walking with friends with visiting such a beautiful castle. Nice place, excellent composition. WSarm regrads from Vienna Malgo
HimalAnda (10665) 2014-05-23 13:15
This castle is beautiful and you found a very good point of view. The sharpness is good, the colors are nice.
I like it!
Royaldevon (38471) 2014-05-23 14:57
This is a lovely old house, brimming with character from its tall stepped roofs, to its turreted middle. It deserves better than to drop into ruination! A rich laird, or retired doctor, could make a great hotel from this!
You have composed the photograph beautifully, with a good lead, f/g bushes for anchorage and details which are pin sharp.
The main debate seems to be the clouds, which are a little oe. It is possible to improve them somewhat. I have done a quick w/s but with more time and care, it could be better.
See what you think.
Looking forward to meeting up,
npecanhuk (75110) 2014-05-23 16:38
Very interesting and attractive building!
Truly beautiful picture!
Shaprness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, black & white borders, chosen pov and composiiton are all excellent photo qualities that I really enjoyed!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week-end,
jjcordier (79297) 2014-05-23 22:35
Bon cadrage de ce beau château qui a vaillamment traversé les siècles.
jhm (152232) 2014-05-24 0:52
Castles remain for my a wonderful subject, maybe a little bit mystique of formerly.
Also this castle is a jewel for look at, a wonderful architecture, as one know that everything is constructed with the hand.
Great composition, lovely presentation with pleasant colours.
But I like your wonderful photograph work, you shows a very nice area.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
timecapturer (49288) 2014-05-24 3:08
this place looks amazing. It has a French château feel about it and so impressive in this perfectly detailed image. Wonderful!
Enjoy a peaceful weekend - B.
Nicou (141134) 2014-05-24 9:02
quel rendu sur les vielles piéerre sueprbe et ces tours sueprbe un sacré ddiffice très bien mis en valeur aueprbe cadrage et compo.
bravo et amitié
annjackman (21895) 2014-05-26 5:29
This looks a very spooky house! There is lovely detail in the stone work and windows and I can see that trees and bushes have started to invade it. Super clarity and colour and another wonderful TE post taken on your walks. An interesting note too.
Best wishes, Ann
p.s. I think the clouds are just right and not over bright to my eyes.
delpeoples (57636) 2014-05-30 20:17
This is a really beautiful old mansion, but looking at the greenish/black bits on the stonework, I can't help thinking how damp, dank, draughty and cold it might be to live in it. In fact it's just how I picture most Scottish mansions and castle to be. Your excellent note outlines an intriguing history, one where we wish these ancient walls could speak. And being of the ghosty persuasion, wish the ghosts would speak. Excellent colours and composition. I can see that you very cleverly brightened the shadows which would no doubt be cast at that time of day, leaving impressive details in the stonework. And you've learned me a new word: "crowstepped". I've got to try and use that one.
Have a lovely, pluge and shag-ridden weekend
Tigerlily (3379) 2014-06-11 2:46
A wonderful shot! Beautiful building, it must be very nice inside..A lot of the Scottish castles have different style from the England ones.. I also imagine that it would make a beautiful picture during autumn when the leaves are falling and the sun is shining...
A very good morning to you,John.
macjake (67534) 2014-06-11 6:57
great to be back, great to see your latest shots.
I just couldn't help but pick this beauty of a subject.
too bad this guy will end up in ruin, i bet in her day she was fantastic.
37 rooms eh? thats about 33 more than what I live in now! haha
when I look at these golden oldies, I often wonder how they appeared in their genuine state - not the 'refurbished' state we see them in these tours we take nowadays. Did they REALLY look that clean and beautiful, or were they more rustic looking and dirty as one may think due to the era in the pre-soap, pre-shower age :)
Nonetheless, its a beauty of a subject, beauty of a photo as we can clearly see the stone work and the windows which are sporadically broken and smashed out.
I'd still try to get inside :)
nice shot John
- Copyright: John Cannon (tyro) (24654)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-21
- Categories: Castles, Architecture, Ruins
- Camera: Canon PowerShot G10
- Exposure: f/3.2, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-23 6:22