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Posted by
grouser (Ludlow, United Kingdom) on 1 August 2008 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Ozymandias 1
The remains of a folly I assume. ( It could be a gatehouse except that it is about a mile and a half from the gate). It's at Barons Hill Anglesey Wales

NIKON D70s 1/60 second F/3.8 33 mm (35mm equiv.)

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

very good, nice colour

1 Aug 2008 10:39am

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

I love these old forgotten places, and wonder what it must have been like when it was new..? It looks as though the trees have taken over now. Very good natural image.

1 Aug 2008 10:53am

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, CA, United States

simply beautiful and magically 'forgotten'. the vines add a stunning texture and natural element and i am enjoying the vibrant green hues too. i don't know what a folly is i am afraid... could you please enlighten me?

1 Aug 2008 6:14pm

@dj.tigersprout: Hi dj. A folly is a building or an architectural feature that has no particular practical use. It is just there to enhance the landscape. Owners of large country houses in the UK went in for them in a big way. They could take many forms, Greek temples, artificial caves, rustic houses, towers to create viewpoints, to give some examples. Some owners even went as far as creating a cave and employing someone to live in it as a resident hermit to create an 'authentic' experience for their guests.

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

It's a wonderful place to take hundred of photos. Nice angle, maybe too much ligh from the left, but I like the image.

1 Aug 2008 7:12pm

@Paco Díaz: I did consider fiddling with it and darkening that area on the right as I agree it would have made for a better picture. However that's how it was, the beam of light from the open strip above the track illuminating a gloomy and overgrown ruin. So I left it. Its a less good picture than it would have been but more true to life.

Anthony Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

I love the way the forest is slowly taking over.Great shot.

2 Aug 2008 11:06am

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

Looks like it is well on the road to being reclaimed by Nature : a gift for photography!

5 Aug 2008 9:32pm

1/60 second
33 mm (35mm equiv.)