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