Window in the Ruins


Ruin Window2

Sudeley castle was once the site of a great banqueting hall built by King Richard III of England these atmospheric ruins are next to the present day building.  Richard as the then Duke of Gloucester used this as a base during the battle of Tewksbury later he swapped Sudeley for Richmond castle in Yorkshire. Ironically, when he became king the ownership of Sudeley, which had passed to the crown, became his again.

I was exploring the ruins and had taken a pathway into the beautiful gardens when I passed the old building from the rear. As I walked passed, the grass verges which were overgrown with tall grass and had gone wild I spotted the windows framed with wildflowers and weeds.

I thought this contrasted well with the perfectly manicured interior, which is visible through the window. I particularly like the contrast not just of the interior and exterior but also the way the plants looked against the worn stone of the building.

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