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An autumn morning
28-OCT-2009 Mairéad

An autumn morning

It's mid-term break here so my mornings aren't as hurried as usual as I don't have to drop my son at school
before making it to work.
I'm not a morning person, so you won't find many pictures of sunrises in my galleries unless they're from around the winter solstice.
This week, however, I have time to stop to take a hurried snap in the early morning light. I drive past Ballymascanlon village every day and thought it looked particularly pretty in the morning sunlight today.
Built to house the workers in the nearby Big House, one of whose residents was Ireland's oldest woman before she
died aged 111, it is now derelict and slowly crumbing into decay.

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Johnny JAG29-Oct-2009 20:44
That should say, lovely scene.
Johnny JAG29-Oct-2009 20:43
Love scene,
Stewart Mitchell29-Oct-2009 20:20
Beautiful rustic air about this image....and tall chimneys!!
slhoornstra29-Oct-2009 18:45
How sad because it has such a homey quality, a fine capture. V
Valene29-Oct-2009 17:05
Beautiful capture of this cottage. It still has a nostalgic look. V
laine29-Oct-2009 15:01
What a loss...both the old lady who's stories would have been varied & this charming cottage
Keith O'Brien29-Oct-2009 12:24
Shame about the neglect, but good that you've kept a photographic record of them whilst they're still in one piece!
Sheila29-Oct-2009 10:23
What a terrible shame. It does look so pretty in this light.
globalgadabout29-Oct-2009 03:02
pretty indeed...laced with vibrant colours..this building seems solid enough..and the living spaces still worth saving..two apartments perhaps a little dark and dank..yet in the end probably a place to be preserved...V
routerer28-Oct-2009 22:18
I just hope i'm still working when i'm 111....err...on second thoughts...
Al Chesworth28-Oct-2009 22:14
Wonderful structure, very tall chimney stacks. such a shame to go to ruin.
Máire Uí Mhaicín28-Oct-2009 22:02
The climbing roses they planted are still flourishing. This village has such a nostalgic air.
Kevin Chester28-Oct-2009 21:40
Great shot, I love the size of the roof tiles, and the strange chimneys
pkocinski28-Oct-2009 21:27
Nicely done!
John Reynolds28-Oct-2009 21:12
Beautiful old cottage well captured. A shame that it is now derelict. V.
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