“Somehow I always expect that one day the doors will speak out to me and share their past life as it was centuries ago.” ―
The Wednesday Challenge over at Weekly Prompts is The Door. And oh what tales these doors could tell!
The ruins of the old St Leonard’s hospital (1137AD – 1539AD) in the ancient city of York. Interestingly, in the middle-ages illness was thought to be caused by bad air, and therefore high ceilings and windows were important to circulate fresh air. Seems to me they could teach us a thing or two today!
An unbelievably small side door to the 700-year-old Ripley Castle in North Yorkshire.
Another small door, this one leads out onto the Conduit courtyard of the 900-year-old Skipton Castle – note the magnificent Yew tree planted in 1659! They say trees can talk – next time I visit the castle I will listen more carefully!
And would you look at this – a tiny door to the dungeon of the 900-year-old Knaresborough Castle, a castle that was once the stronghold of medieval kings!
And finally, a door in a fireplace that’s probably not as old as the fourteenth-century pub in which it resides, but fascinating nonetheless, and if only because I really would like to know what is beyond that door!
Oh, I almost forgot, Weekly Prompts has a new staff member. Meet Little Owl, a cousin of Big Owl, and if things go awry over there, you’ll know who to blame!
(C) SueW-nansfarm.net 2020 Weekend Challenge The Door from Weekly Prompts.