I love this picture because I think I can see the spring of deep happiness in my step.
This could be a long story.
A long time ago I had a friend and Lover and very often, when I was falling asleep at his house I would see this other place, a kind of hypnogogic vision, a Long gallery with enormous tall windows. Moonlit.
I started looking for a building that could possibly have such enormous tall windows, (never found it) but while I was looking I came across a picture
that made a very strong impression on me. I went cold and tingly, I felt deep sadness and grief and longing. It wasn't the picture in the link but one taken at the same time. Can't find it now.
So, for about 2 years I got deeply into researching this place. I even made an appointment at the John Soanes Museum to see the Architects drawings.
Well this day in the picture my Lovely Ex Husband decided to take me there. We were 80 miles away at my Grandfathers 80th Birthday Party. It was long long drive and I had the devil of a hangover from the party. I slept in the back of the car most of the way.
It was paradise for me. a sort of Homecoming. We spent several hours there and, just before we left I had a magical moment in the courtyard in the link image. There were quite a few people there that day but suddenly, for maybe 5 minutes, everyone disappeared and I was alone with the place. Can't describe the feelings. But ......... it was GOOD
How funny.. I just got an e-mail saying "Escape the Shadows of your past (lives)"
p.s. for Revenent : A little research and I came up withTHIS
a definite maybe and a little more research and I stumbled upon THIS
which will mean not as much to you perhaps but to me.... The door is in the right place, a thing I was curious about as the end of the room where the photograph was taken is where I always found myself...