29 August 2007

Hadleigh Castle - Wordless Wednesday







This week's Wordless Wednesday is Hadleigh Castle in Essex. In that background you can see reclaimed marshland, the Thames and Kent.

89 comments:

tegdirb92 said...

what absolutely stunning photos!! I bet it's even more beautiful up close and personal.

Sue said...

Agreed! Terrific photos that certainly stir the imagination! I especially like the b/w. Happy WW!

Suprina said...

Beautiful shots.
I just love castles!
Happy WW!

Katya said...

Since my feet seem so firmly planted here in the US of A, I am thrilled that my photo-friends in the UK allow me to catch glimpses of these fabulous reminders (remainders?) of the past! My dream is to one day see them myself!

Jams, great photos (as always), and I love the B&W rendition.

Happy WW!

Mama Pajama said...

The castles are so beautiful. Majestic!

Bennetts said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!Happy WW!

~Melissa~ said...

I love castles - beautiful photos!!

Melanie said...

What great pictures- the castles are beautiful. I especially like the b&w photo.

Shaz said...

Those an excellent shots, I love the B&W one with those lufy clouds. Happy WW Jams x x x

Liza's Eyeview said...

magnificent!!

Robert said...

Awesome photos! I just love the atmosphere.

Isabelle aka Tricotine said...

It seems like that castle has been cut in tha half with a knife... right there in the middle of nowhere! :-0

Happy WW!

Chris said...

Excellent, great sky in the lower photo.

Last time I went there, I only had my camera phone :-(

Log way from where I am now!

Jeremy said...

Black and white is still a powerfull medium. what a great shot. happy ww

Alison said...

Looks like someone took a bite :-) Great minds and all that...

Sandy Carlson said...

I love the contrast in mood that color creates with these gorgeous photos. There doesn't seem the ghost of a chance people'd be around the first one. It's ethereal; color brings it back to earth!

Jenn in Holland said...

I can't decide which I like best: the clouds or the fields.
Of course, the castle is grand too...

rashbre said...

I especially like the colour shot. Has it been post processed in some way? It has a heightened sky effect, to my eyes. Very cool.

rashbre

half pint pixie said...

lovely, I love old castles, so adventurous...

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I would so love to visit here. It's beautiful. Have a great WW. :)

WendyWings said...

Gorgeous views, I love old castles.
Have a great WW day

Jim said...

Very nice pictures. I've ridden from Dover to London but I don't think we were far enough south to go by the Hadleigh Castle in Essex. Or did we?
Happy WW!
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Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

How very pretty! I can't decide which of the photos I like better - the b/w and color are both so striking!

Happy WW! :)

jams o donnell said...

THanks all for your kind comments.

Jim if you went from Dover to London you would not have seen Hadleigh castle. Dover castle is great though. I hope you got the chance to visit it. and the roman lighthouse

mar said...

castles are oh, so romantic!
happy ww :)

Brian said...

Love the black and white version.

Diana said...

Awesome pics!!

hana said...

excellent! well done on the presentation.

happy ww!

Breather said...

wow! breathtaking view. great job youve made in there.

Mama Duck said...

Wow, those are huge & beautiful! Thanks for sharing & happy WW!

Hootin'Anni said...

Absolutely awesome!! I love this!!! Fantastic photos.

Starrlight said...

Those are great shots!

'B' said...

Simply STUNNING!!!

I love these shots, well done. Happy WW!

Raquel said...

Stunning photos!

Patois said...

Lovely shots. I'll say it again, you take me to places I long to go.

amygeekgrl said...

those are gorgeous! love the cloud patterns in the sky.
happy ww!

CableGirl said...

Fantastic shots. Wish I could see the ruins in person.

Stacie said...

Gorgeous, as always.

eastcoastlife said...

I love castles but have yet to see one. This one looks like it's been bitten off! hehe....
Happy WW!

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

That's fantastic. It must have been one beautiful castle before.

julia said...

Both are wonderful, but the first one is my favorite. Although I like how the clouds lay in diagonal lines behind the tower in the second one.

Dawn @ Coming to a Nursery Near You said...

Beautiful photos, as ALWAYS :)

Tere said...

Wow... great photos!

The Chick said...

Wow! I really need to renew my passport!

maiylah said...

love the contrasting photo treatments!

happy WW

So Lost said...

amazing . . . i love the colors!

Sherry said...

Gorgeous! Would love to visit.

Lori said...

Great pics...I love them:)

Shana said...

Very cool!!! Happy WW!!!

grace_of_angels88 said...

WOW, very nice. It's very cool to take a photo of that for my collections heheh

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

Fabulous photos!!

Mine is up at: Wordless Wednesday - Stormy Weather

MissMeliss said...

I love castles, and these shots are stunning. . .I especially like the top one.

Villager said...

Hotep! Great photo! Castles are some massive structures...

Today is the Day of Presence for the people of New Orleans. The 2-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. I've dedicated my WW post to the recovery effort of that great American city. I hope you will take a moment to view my (not so) Wordless Wednesday post.

peace, Villager

Simone ( Exercising for comments) said...

Looks like postcards. Great quality.

shawnthegreat said...

Amazing photos! Happy WW!

Amazing Gracie said...

Over here, we get all excited when we see something a hundred years old. I'd love to see the castles in the UK.

Miscellaneous-Mum said...

Great shots?

(pssst... hey I hate saying it, but those 'snap shots' you've got make my PC lag baaaaad...and my PC's a good one. No-one else mentioned this? If its just me, never mind!!)

Thanks for stopping by!

Chris in Oxford said...

Great shots (as usual), James. I also liked your post about the hedgehog - it's sad isn;t it. We've got a resident hedgehog in our garden and I love stumbling on him in the evening. I think cars are the hedgehog's biggest enemy, though. Happy WW!

Joyismygoal said...

I want to see that and so much more there I love ruins.

Nicole said...

Lovely pics! Happy Wednesday!

jams o donnell said...

Thanks all. Miscmum youre right about Snap. I thought it would be a good idea. Instead it's a pain. I will remove it once I can find the code!

Donna said...

I wish I could see some castles, up close and personal.

Gattina said...

Wow ! that must be beautiful !

Jammy said...

Oh wow, that is impressive and beautiful! I can only imagine the exhileration of actually BEING there. :)

Jenn

Chris said...

Really beautiful!

Lisa C said...

Beautiful photos!!

Happy WW!!

lissa said...

This is wonderful. I like the color version, its shows the texture better and the clouds in the sky makes it even more appealing.

jams o donnell said...

Again thanks for your kind comments

TorAa said...

Remarkable how they build castles with a view in the middle age.

It's an amzing view.

Skittles said...

I'm guessing you went there! Lucky you! :)

letha said...

I love our old ruins around the country, this one reminds me a little of one back home, only I can't remember which one.

Yen said...

WOW! Stunning photo! TFS Mine's up too!

Maya said...

Makes me want to go there and explore.

Carly B said...

As always, awesome photos. I especially like the B&W.

Vixen said...

I love, love, love castles. Someday I hope to visit some. But for now I have your great pictures to hold me over.

Sophia said...

Awesome pictures!

Midas said...

Wow! I want to go there and see it myself too. It's so striking! Andthose clear skies...perfect!

Rambler said...

If only we could color our castles so easily and beautifully...

MommasWorld said...

Love the pictures!

catsynth said...

Great photos. I think I have commented before on my fondness for "ruins" and seeing these old buildings in various environments...

Irishcoda said...

enjoyed your photos as always. I'm trying to decide if I prefer the b/w or the one in color

Laura Lohr : My Beautiful Life said...

Those pictures are really cool! What a beautiful day!

jams o donnell said...

Thanks everyone!

impworks said...

Great shots. Love the sky :-)

The Lone Beader said...

Oh wow! I'd love to see that one in person. I love castles, too. Thanks for sharing=:)

Janine said...

Great picture - wow - I'm number 86! You've got quite a WW following.

kim said...

Wow, amazing shots! I love the second with the line of the clouds and the blocks of land in the background. beautiful!

meeyauw said...

I wish it could talk. It surprises me that it seems there are no barriers to people to prevent further destruction. On the other hand, it is nice that people are allowed free access. The land is so flat. I assume the marshland was there during the time of the castle. It's such an interesting post.

jams o donnell said...

Wow what a response, nearly 90 comments!