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Heebie-jeebies – Sunday Stills: #Something scary

This week Teri  challenged us with:

This week’s theme is all about “something scary” since Halloween is right around the corner. Aside from the requisite ghouls, ghosts, witches and other scary things we associate with the season, I admit that there are scarier things!

I am in awe of people who traipse around looking for, entering, and taking photographs of ‘abandoned’ buildings.  I find their photos intriguing, and a little sinister. I visit many ancient sites, old stones, castles, national trust houses, but abandoned buildings just give me the heebie-jeebies!  However during last years visit to Dumfries and Galloway, we did visit one such dark and brooding place, and I have to say I was on edge all the time, I felt I was not particularly wanted, resented as part of the problem that would let such a magnificent place fall into such disrepair.  The ghosts of the place seemed to weigh heavy on me as I took my photos, and at the end I would have to say I was happy to leave!  Though also happy to have visited.

‘Heebie-jeebies’, Kenmure castle, 2018.


Kenmure – One word Sunday Challenge: dilapidated

This week Debbie has challenged us with the following:

Welcome to One Word Sunday, and over to all of you to join the challenge with your own dilapidated post.

A once magnificent Castle/House in Dumfries and Galloway, so sad to see it like this!, a slightly different edit of a photo I have previously used:

‘Kenmure’, Kenmure Castle, 2018.


From the inside – Weekly Photo Challenge : Decay

This week Jenn at ‘Traveling at Wits End’ asks:

This week, the challenge is to go out and…

Photograph Decay

For this week I have chosen a photo of a tree that is in the process of Decay.

‘From the inside’, Puzzlewood, 2005.From the inside

And a second photo of the interior of Kenmure Castle, the roof gone and falling to Decay too quickly for a building of this beauty.

‘From the inside 2’, Kenmure Castle, 2018.From the inside 2


Derelict – Friendly Friday – Mistakes

This Friday Something to Ponder About and The Snow Melts Somewhere have challenged us with:

Create a post sharing your interpretation of the weekly prompt – Mistakes.

Ok so where to go with this one?  I have any number of badly out of focus, blurry photos to choose from, and also a number of shots of the lens cap or the floor, many mistakes in post, random filter choices and over sharpening, would any of these make interesting viewing for you all?  Hmm maybe not.

So here is a picture of Kenmure Castle taken during last years visit to Dumfries and Galloway.

‘Derelict’, Kenmure Castle, Dumfries and Galloway, 2018.FFPCMistake

So where is the mistake?  There are too many buildings like this around the country, left un-lived in, and unloved, and once the roof has gone it takes very little time before they turn to ruin.  This once magnificent building is slowly turning to ruin, this once proud building occupied up until the middle of the 1900’s is falling away, and to let it do so, like so many others may be a ‘mistake’.


Visit to Dumfries and Galloway IV – July 2018 [Day 4 -Torhousekie, Drumtroddan, St. Ninian’s, Wren’s Egg, Kenmure Castle.]

For those of you who are not friends on Facebook, or GPlus here are some photos taken on the 4th day of our holiday in Scotland this year.

Day 4 -Torhousekie, Drumtroddan, St. Ninian’s, Wren’s Egg, Kenmure Castle. [97 Photos]