The disadvantages of living in an old property are numerous and invariably very costly – the leaky roofs, the damp, the rubbish heating and falling masonry to name but a minor few – the advantages, however are equally numerous and noteworthy; amongst these positive benefits being a vast catalogue of photographic delights to focus the camera lens upon.
We are surrounded by an abundance of shabby, battered and weathered subjects – and I am not just referring to my mother , Mr H and our various means of aged transport. The house itself is built of cut limestone, the barns and outbuildings from ‘moellons’, the large stones and boulders recovered at the time of building from the surrounding land. The doors are oak, weathered and rustic, and still have many of their original ironwork and fittings. They have all seen better, newer days it is true, but the character, interest and beauty they have acquired over the decades and even centuries, is wonderful and quite simply priceless………….
PS Thanks to the incomparable Neil Young for the title of this post!!