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Day 120 – In ruins

Sommeries castle ruins

“Ruins are the cathedrals of Time.” ~ Marty Rubin

This is Sommeries Castle in Hertfordshire. Despite its name it was not actually a castle but a fortified manor house that was built in the 1430’s. It is most notable for the fact that it is regarded as the first brick buildings to be constructed in England, prior to that stone had been the material of choice for building. Most of the building has been lost over time but the remains of the gatehouse which housed the chapel and lodge still stand, albeit in ruins.


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  1. Reply

    It’s fascinating to me how some bricks look almost-new while others are clearly worn and weathered.

  2. I love the contrast between the solid bricks and the feathery clouds.

  3. Reply

    I love the framing of this

    Thank you for linking up

    • Tara
    • April 30, 2017

    Great minds think alike, I posted a ruin today as well. I love the contrast of the dark brick and blue sky. It must have been quite something in its time.

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