Friday, May 22, 2009

The Red Lodge


"The Red Lodge is a historic building in Bristol. It was built in 1590 and was subsequently added to in Georgian times. It was altered around 1730, and restored in the early 20th century. It has had several uses in its past, including the country's first girls' reform school. This was set up in 1854 by Mary Carpenter, with the financial help of the poet Lord Byron's widow, who bought the Red Lodge in 1854"

30 comments:

Photo Cache said...

All that history and it's free too? What could be one's excuse not to visit?

Nice to see you posting again.

Pretty Life Online said...

Hope to visit the place oneday... Have a great weekend!!! Hope you can visit mine too...

Joy said...

I like the ancient feel to the first photo, Ash! And yes, I did have 4 different readings at the festival :) I always do - plus I also had my aura photographed!

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Annie said...

Thank you for your kind thoughts, Ash. Life never stops dishing up things to worry about; I think though that as we get older we just seem to be able to manage the worry better. This has proved to be true for me in any event.

I love the wood panels you have shown here. With the glow of the small lights, they have an almost live quality to them.

Blessings,
Annie

Abe Lincoln said...

There is an old saying...

if walls could talk.

brattcat said...

Thanks for that beautiful, warm first image and the brief Red Lodge history. Thank you for your comment on my blog, too. Hope things settle down for you a bit.

Shammickite said...

Nice to see a place that is FREE!!!! I love looking around historic houses, and imagining all the lives that have passed through those doors.

SandyCarlson said...

That place has quite a history!

SloganMurugan said...

Interesting story. The framing is beautiful. :)

Paresh Palicha said...

Beautiful:-)

Rajesh said...

Very interesting history. Good to know it has been preserved well.

Amrita said...

Very historic place. I like reading Byron

standley said...

Nice to see you back.
You captured a nice and warm atmosphere!

Luke Wiley said...

1500's! wow!

don said...

I love the wood in those panels. What an historic place. I think it's great to have very old places to visit and photograph. Nice shots today.

chrome3d said...

History oozes from those walls.

Jordy said...

Hace dias que no pasaba
por tu blog.
Preciosas tus ultimas entradas.
Besos desde Barcelona

Daryl said...

I like signs and these are much more... nice

Thanks for the visit I havent gotten a lot of postcards in my life but I seem to have saved them all ... I was at one point going to make a collage of them .. but this was a keeper because it was SO very much representative of Marilynn's sense of humor

david mcmahon said...

The Byron connection is fascinating. Your photography is beautiful, Ash - I came here from my good friend Sandy Carlson's blog.

Maddy said...

I was awe at the rustic background behind Red lodge board. Nature and weather etched their 300 years history there.

Junius said...

i just loved the "I seldom" and esp "there are some days"...! amazing..simply beautiful..

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

I love the first photo. superb!

magiceye said...

wow.. that sure is interesting

Cris said...

Glad you are back posting! It must be so interesting to live with history every day.

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anandi said...

Would like to name it, "Ochre". It gives subtle feeling of that color.
Thanks for your comments on my weird article. :P

Ashish Sidapara said...

Beautiful shot.

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good snap!!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Free? That's refreshing!

It would be interesting to visit this old reform school but I'm sure not at all pleasant to live there!

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