Friday Photo — Old History

Boat

Boat

Busy, busy…  That’s been my week so far.  Yesterday I wrote 8114 words for my JuNoWriMo project, host three hours of writing sprints and everything else on my normal schedule….

…except take or edit any photos.

That’s okay, because I have a different sort of Friday Photo for you today.

My JuNoWriMo project, as regular readers may know, is a high fantasy series I’m calling Swan Song.  To get my head into a month of writing page after page of knights and castles… and the ruins of kingdoms long past, I looked through the pictures I’d taken back in 2004 and 2005 while visiting England.   Back then I wasn’t trying to act like a photographer; my photos–snapshots really–were taken solely for my use as ways to remember my experiences and share my adventures with my husband (he was working in Birmingham at the time and seldom had time to tour the country the way I did) and our family here in the US.

But I had another reason even then.  I was already writing fantasy stories.  I wanted these images as references for those stories… someday.

Someday officially arrived this June 1st.  So let me share with you some images that I have integrated into my recent writing.

Come walk through my creative process with me.

(Next week I will post pictures of Bolsover Castle and North Wales.)

Coventry & Kenilworth Castle

Entering the Cathedral

Entering the Cathedral

Father Forgive

Father Forgive

A little park fountain

Park Respite

The Ford Hospital

The Ford Hospital

Cemetery near Kenilworth

Cemetery near Kenilworth

Just a Tile

Just a Tile

Kenilworth Garden

Kenilworth Garden

Boat along the trail

Boat along the trail

Cellar room

Cellar room

Churches and Ruins

Decay in the Distant Fog

Decay in the Distant Fog

Stained Salvation

Stained Salvation

Saints and Sinners

Saints and Sinners

 

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2 responses to “Friday Photo — Old History

  1. Whoa! Writing over 8,000 words is fantastic Eden! You’re smokin’ the keyboard girl. Oh, and thanks for sharing the pics. I just love England. I have had the opportunity to travel there. It’s beautiful. And the history against a backdrop of ruins. Although not as bad as Ireland. Very cool! 🙂

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    • Hi, Karen. Nice to see you in this neck of the woods.

      I think that 8K was a fluke. I could barely type yesterday after doing it. (Or maybe it’s like marathons… I need to train a bit more.)

      Where in England did you go to? Since we were there for my husband’s work, most of my time there was spent in the Midlands. Since then I’ve been aching to go back…

      Ireland is on my bucket-list too… pretty much for the same reason: history against a backdrop of ruins 😉

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