Weekly Photo Challenge: Room

This weeks photo challenge from the Daily Post is on the following:

From the four walls that currently surround you to the infinite potential of space, this week we’d like you to show us your take on room, rooms, or a room.

My house really is too messy to photography and seriously who wants to see inside one of my rooms, so I tried to look a bit further out of the box.

Rooms are usually inside a building be they residential or otherwise but for now I will focus on residential.

Residence usually means a home of some kind and we all know the proverb “every mans home is his castle”.

So I bring you a variety of ‘takes’ on homes which are meant to be our safe places, to play, procreate, eat etc.

Syon Park

Website for more details – Syon Park

Syon is one of the last great houses of London, and has been in the family of the present owners for more than 400 years. Profoundly historic, the House holds a wealth of art within its grand classical interiors, while the Park and Gardens feel like deep countryside, although barely nine miles from Charing Cross.

This is somewhere I went the weekend just past.  Though we arrived ‘late’ and couldn’t actually get in to the house, I feel it a rather grand depiction of a ‘home’ in which you will no doubt find many, many rooms.



Next we have a bird’s version of a home

Birds Nest

Animals and birds have homes sometimes right?  They especially need somewhere to rear their young be it underground or elsewhere.  I was out walking the other day and saw a nest right in the middle of the lake in Richmond Park.  I had my iPhone which doesn’t zoom well hence rather fuzzy and I was leaning precariously over the side of the fence trying to get closer.

This bundle of twigs is this birds home for now and will be the home and room for it’s offspring.  It looks like it is in a very vulnerable position, but I guess not or it would not have chosen such a place.

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My 3rd & final version of a house is below.

Children’s Den

There is a Common Ground near to where I live with a lovely forest running down the side.  There are various dens that have been built over time but this is probably one of the most grand ones and gets worked on regularly as it seems to morph in shape.

What is a den to a child though, is it a simple circle surrounded by branches as you see?  Oh no, it is so much more, it is a fortress perhaps magical in which to protect the King, Queen or Princess, or it is a cave, possibly a tent, out in the Wild West, who knows, but it is never just a simple den or room. 🙂

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I hope you have enjoyed my versions.  Do you remember playing in dens as a child?  I remember this so fondly and it was either on the ground, in a tree or up a tree! hehe

Justine xx

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  18 comments for “Weekly Photo Challenge: Room

  1. June 10, 2014 at 1:10 PM

    I love the ‘floating’ nest and the den looks magical-right out of a fairytale! xx


    • June 10, 2014 at 2:02 PM

      hehe thank you it is 🙂 I love magic and fairytales x


  2. June 10, 2014 at 1:17 PM

    Beautiful pictures!!!!


    • June 10, 2014 at 2:02 PM

      thank you :-), I just finally did my Day 5 for writing 101 would love your opinion on it if you get time 🙂


  3. Lainey
    June 10, 2014 at 1:38 PM

    Gorgeous pictures! Maybe the birdy was on some kind of barge holiday 😉 x


  4. Sinfully Tempting
    June 10, 2014 at 3:32 PM

    Lovely photos! 🙂


  5. June 10, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    The floating next made me laugh. I wonder if the bird meant it so or not… I absolute love the second photo from the top! ❤


    • June 10, 2014 at 4:44 PM

      through the reeds?


      • June 10, 2014 at 5:46 PM

        Yes, the photo through the reeds is my fave ❤


        • June 10, 2014 at 6:49 PM

          hah yes me too, it resonated with me i was giving it an oooh and an aaahhh and thank you 😀


  6. June 10, 2014 at 8:38 PM

    wonderful post! 🙂


  7. June 17, 2014 at 10:17 PM

    Oh yes… you call them dens, we called them forts. LOVED them. In the winter we would make snow forts. Inside we’d cover a small table with a blanket for one. I love those shots and the shot of the floating nest. Perfect for the prompt.


    • June 18, 2014 at 9:57 AM

      oh the snow fort sounds good! Yes it was rather odd seeing the floating nest, i don’t know how it was secured or whether it did indeed just float around, quite a funny thought that as long as a high wind didn’t occur then a bit dangerous for her would be like surfing on a nest!”


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