So much grace indeed! It is magnificent! It's truly amazing the difference all those unkept shrubs made.
It sets the mind on fire, doesn't it? When you just imagine all the feet that have walked across this porch... all the stories it has to tell. Different families that have lived here, all the big parties that have been celebrated here, Christmas celebrations..... Oh, it must have been spectacular all decorated for Christmas. Can you even imagine?
I'm delighted that you were able to go and see this wonderful home, and thank you so much for sharing your beautiful version of it with me.
Wishing you a warmer Sunday with lots of Sun,
I'm so glad that you like this, Mary Alice, and that the house fires up your imagination as it does mine. Thank you for your lovely comment.
And for any who happen by, here's the striking photo that Mary Alice took of the same veranda, fourteen months earlier when it was in sorrier condition.
This could be the porch from "To Kill A Mockingbird". It is wonderful.
Great Photo Marilyn! I love all of the various lines in the photo, i.e. the vertical of the columns, the horizontal of the floor boards, the diagonal lines of the ceiling and the shadows of the banisters. All of the different lines keep my eye busy!
"Classic" is the word that comes to my mind, Marilyn.
I'd love to have my afternoon tea on this porch! Excellent capture Marilyn. Greetings, Irene
Beautiful shot black and white.Greetings,luciano passos cruz.Bahia.BRASIL.
Thank you, Margot, Milo, Hank, Irene, and Luciano. We were about to leave this lovely old house when the sun came partway out and I noticed the shadows that hadn't been there a few minutes earlier!
I appreciate the elegance too which you have conveyed very well indeed, emphasising the geometry so well. The classic theme is well expressed in b&w.
Some literature classics from the South spring to mind.
This is a beautiful photo! Thanks for you vizit! Greetings from Hungary! Ibolya
Ian, I am glad that you received from this the same "feeling" of the South that I did. (And of course the geometry was satisfying!)
Ibolya, I appreciate your visit and your comment. Greetings from Canada.
Very artsy, Marilyn! Great composition. cheers, archrodney!
Thanks, archrodney. There's a story behind the "artsyness"! This house used to belong to the aunt of a relative mine. Mary Alice (who made the first comment here) had taken a wonderful picture of it, but my relative felt sad at how that photo showed the deterioration of the house. By the time we visited, the house had been put up for sale and the vegetation had been kept under better control. I wanted to get a photo that would show my relative that the house still retains much of its original dignity. Cheers, Marilyn
Thank you, G a. I liked how the B&W showed the way the architecture created such a peaceful setting.
A lovely image, Marilyn, reduced to the classical elements by your choice of B&W. You evoke a peaceful, quiet atmosphere that this grand old house of your heritage obviously still retains. Were you and Mary Alice able to rendezvous on this trip - you were so close! -alicia
bo!!!! felicidades!!!! desde México
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