Saturday, January 23, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday



Tracy of Hey Harriet hosts this wonderful meme, Shadow Shot Sunday


Castle Gould
Sands Point Preserve, NY

Castle Gould and Hempstead House are located on what is now called Sands Point Preserve. The estate was created by Howard Gould, the son of financier and railroad tycoon Jay Gould, who purchased the land in 1900 and 1901. Most of the out-buildings, including the limestone stable and servants quarters now called Castle Gould, were completed by 1904. The design of Castle Gould was based on Kilkenny Castle in Ireland.

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23 comments:

♥ Kathy said...

How cool Mary! I really like that!!

Sylvia K said...

Terrific capture, Mary! And how interesting! Hope your weekend is going well! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Ralph said...

The classic style is reinforced with that pair of arches. The stonework is outstanding. Yet the formality of the design is shown by that massive shadow, and there may be a slight chill in that shade. However, the sunny landscape reappears after entering the stone portal. and we continue on our way...

happilyretired said...

Looks like a lovely spot to walk ... wonderful shadows!
Hugs and blessings,

SandyCarlson said...

That is a gorgeous archway, Mary. Love the Irish connection. Happy Sunday!

marcia@joyismygoal said...

I thought it was Central park

Martha Z said...

Great shadows and an informative read. I would be critical of the way these folks used their wealth except that we now have many interesting places open to the public. Still, think of all the good the money might have done at the time.

Hey Harriet said...

I really like how you captured that lone figure peacefully strolling along. I bet it's a magical place to visit!

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Patti said...

Those stone arches are quite impressive. I also like how you have captured one person walking through them.

Such a classic-looking estate. Thanks for sharing the history.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Gorgeous, Mary! Have a good week.

Barb said...

I like the way the enormity of the arch contrasts with the strolling person. Looks like a wonderful place for a nature hike. Thank you Dear Mary for "my" very own cupcake. I'm hoping to be able to affix it on my sidebar, so others besides myself can feast with their eyes.

Paz said...

Looks like a spectacular place. Definitely a spectacular shot.

I like your latest blog look. I'll have each one of the Italian ice flavors, please. ;-)

Paz

Thom said...

Wonderful shot my friend. :) Love it. Have a great weekend :)

Nora Johnson said...

What outstanding stonework - totally magical!

Hope you've had a great weekend,

Lola:)

Serendipity said...

That's a wonderful picture.

wanderlust said...

Great shot, and a beautiful place to go for a walk!

Jamie said...

There are so many great shadows in that picture from the woman to the building to the trees. Great photograph.

Beverley Baird said...

Love the old building and arch. Great shadows!

Crafty Green Poet said...

that's a lovely archway and it looks like a nice tree lined avenue beyond...

Mimi said...

Lovely shot, Mary.
The eye is drawn by the sun beyond the shadows, beckoned to what lies beyond.
I know Kilkenny castle, it's lovely!

Sweet Repose said...

This is truly a fabulous shot, thanks for showing us places most will never see...like me!

Cassie said...

Great Shadow Shot. I really like the way the arches lead to the shadows of the trees in the distance.