This week, Ann-Christine has chosen Creepy as the subject for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge. I’ve always had a fascination for visiting old houses, especially unoccupied houses that have a history. We have been to quite a few and there were some where I could definitely feel a presence as though past residents were watching us wander through the rooms, which at times can be rather creepy. One such house was the Lincoln Tallman House in Jaynesville, Wisconsin. We were the only visitors there at the time and although we were accompanied by a tour guide, I definitely got the feeling that someone else was there with us.
Stairways in particular have a strange feeling about them like this one at the Taylor House in Freeport, Illinois.
The chapel at the Cuneo Mansion in Vernon Hills seemed like a place that might get a visit from a spirit or two.
Ghosts don’t wait until night time to make themselves felt, and Glensheen Mansion in Duluth, with its macabre history, was definitely a place where you might expect to feel the chilly presence of a restless spirit.
Another house that had rather a creepy feel to it was the Dole Mansion in Crystal Lake. It must have been a beautiful place when it was first build but when we visited it a few years ago it was badly in need of renovation and many rooms were inaccessible for safety reasons.
The Biltmore Mansion was too full of tourists to get any kind of feel for the place but I imagine at night you might come across one or two spirits wandering the hallways.
As you have probably guessed, I am still unable to get about owing to being on crutches, especially now that we have several inches of snow on the ground, so I had ample time to add a few ghosts to the images.
This week, Cee has chosen Colorful Monotones as the subject for her Fun Foto Challenge. I don’t know if the ceilings in the Minnesota State Capitol Building are strictly monotone but the golden glow seems to give them that overall appearance.
For more on Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, go to Colorful Monotones (one single color).
This week, Tina at Travels and Trifles has selected Doors and Doorways as the subject for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge. I seem to have exhausted my supply of doors with Norm’s Thursday Doors challenge but I did find some open doorways in the Minnesota photo files, the first two taken in the State Capitol Building in St. Paul and the third in the Cathedral of St. Paul.
For more on the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge go to Open Sesame: Doors and Doorways.
I’m a bit slow off the mark with Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week so I’m taking steps to remedy that right now.
Here are some steps at the State Capitol Building in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
And some steps inside the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Plant Conservation Science Center at the Chicago Botanic Garden. For more on Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge go to Steps: Indoors or Outdoors.
This week, Cee is looking for ways to get around for her Fun Foto Challenge so here are a few things that people drive (ride, pilot or captain.)
Two images captured downtown on the Chicago River. With all the traffic on the roads, sometimes the quickest way to get around is on the river.
A horse of a different color; one on the carousel at Como Park Zoo in St. Paul, Minnesota and the other at Arlington Park Race Track in Illinois.
And two cars on display at the Volo Auto Museum in Volo, Illinois. For more on Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge go to Things People Drive (ride, pilot or captain)
This week, the color is red, for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, so I thought I’d share two of the pictures that I took while I was in Minnesota recently. The first was captured at the Cathedral of Saint Paul and the second in the State Capitol Building.
For more on Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge go to Red.
The topic for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week is Glass so I thought I’d share a few more images from our recent trip to Minnesota. I must say, these various photo challenges on WordPress have got me looking at things in a whole different light.
Pictures taken at Como Zoo & Conservatory, State Capitol Building and Cathedral of Saint Paul.
For more on Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge go to Glass