Tuesday, 19 February 2013

In the Frame

The National Trust used a popular part of the Lake District and one of Tarn Hows favoured aspects for their "Framing the View" initiative to encourage people to take one of their Great British Walks and discover wildlife, hidden heritage and of course the views of the area. It also proved popular with families and friends to have their photograph taken in the frame.  It was only a temporary installation from September to November (this photo was taken in October) and provided much fun.  Not too far away there is another frame
near the Grizedale Forest.  I think the idea behind this is probably better than the actuality as it looks rather inelegant in reality but the autumn colour of the tree in the distance improves and boosts it no end
Tree and frame (on the right) are located  by what was Grizedale Hall.. This terrace is all that remains of a 40 room country mansion built in 1903 and sold to the Forestry Commission who demolished iit n 1957 for unknown reasons.  Its claim to fame is that it was a German prisoner of war camp during WW2 and was the setting for the POW film "The One That Got Away" starring Hardy Kruger playing the part of the Luftwaffe pilot and POW escapee Franz von Werra
What was a window in the romantic ruin of Frith Hall frames one of the surrounding views from its hillock in the Duddon Valley,
you could still light a fire in its fireplace and watch the stars.  

Lastly here is a frame in France located in the grounds of the Po├Ęte ferrailleur a museum recreating the "wonder of childhood" which I have shown before  in a previous ABC round, but not this frame.

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Carver said...

Beautiful shots and they are all great for F week. I like it when I spot frames to take a photograph through. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

bettyl said...

Great shots! There's a 'frame' like that here in NZ, but I forget where! They're so fun!

Leslie: said...

That's a fabulous idea to have a frame through which to shoot. I've never seen one like that but I have taken photos through windows.

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Wanda said...

To visit the Lake District is high on my Bucket List.

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a beautiful place and fantastic photos ^_^

Roger Owen Green said...

funky frame

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots, nicely framed.

Chubskulit Rose said...

I love how your framed the fist one!

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