Thursday Doors – The Ruined House Part II

My post for this week’s Thursday Doors is once again missing a door. It does however have a doorway and a hole for a window but sadly no roof.   The house in question is our very own ruin, returning for a repeat performance to show off it’s other, though not necessarily better, side.   There is something about ruins which seems to capture the imagination, the sense of passing time and bygone lives enclosed within the stones, nature ultimately gaining the upper hand.

As our poor little ruin is looking particularly romantic and fetching at the moment clothed in swathes of ivy and set against a background of golden leaves I thought it might make a suitably autumnal contribution to Norm’s Doors this week.  (Thanks as always to Norm Frampton for hosting this excellent challenge).

Ruined cottage front view 5

Ruined cottage front view 6

Ruined cottage door & window 2

Ruined cottage doorway and window

Ruined cottage doorway


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21 Comments Add yours

  1. Saxon says:

    I have a bit of a penchant for doors for some reason. Not sure why. And I absolutely adore ruins. So suffice to say I love this. Love this light – almost – as much as the little cottage. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    1. Thankyou Saxon – delighted you like it, the light really is amazing here at the moment!


  2. How beautiful – no door and all! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    1. Thank you Deb! So pleased you like it 🙂

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  3. Norm 2.0 says:

    Another good one this week Jane – well done. This may seem like a totally silly question but I’m curious to know; are these ruins officially protected historical sites? Or if you wanted, would you be allowed to rebuild the structure to a usable condition?

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    1. Not a silly question at all Norm – sadly there is not the same attitude to protecting buildings over here as we have in England and perhaps you have in Canada, we could quite simply knock it down and no-one would bother! Even our house which would certainly be ‘listed’ under the British system is not protected. A source of great frustration to me as I look at some of the wonderful buildings literally falling down over here for lack of interest! I’m doing a project on this very theme which I’ll do a post about when I get a bit further into it – watch this space!

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  4. cattan2011 says:

    Fabulous shots and post.

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    1. Thank you cattan2011 – much appreciated!


  5. Beautiful shadows and textures in those images. I must dig up my old photographs of a ruin we once owned. They were taken before the digital age with a cheap camera so the quality will be terrible but you’ve got me thinking now. Thanks Jane.

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    1. Oooh, how lovely I bet they’ll look suitably vintage Jean! Film is better for this sort of thing I’m sure! 🙂

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    1. Thank you Beautywhizz!

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  6. I’m sure I admired your “little ruin” in an earlier post, but I’m most happy to do so again as it is very fetching.


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    1. HI Janet,yes I did post some photos of its other side with a fireplace, I just couldn’t resist revealing the front of the building with its ever hopeful doorway – one day there will be a real door I’m sure of it! 🙂


  7. Sue says:

    What a wonderful old ruin! Most romantic….

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    1. We old ruins frequently are 😀 😀

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  8. Sue says:

    What a wonderful ruin! My kind of thing, Jane

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    1. Thought you might like it Sue! 🙂

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      1. Sue says:

        And how right you were!

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