Category Archives: Mansions and Houses

Mosaic


This was one of the houses on our short trip of Italy
I wasnt really prepared for the interior of the grand looking mansion on the top of a hill
but the whole 1st level was room upon room of intricate mosaic filled splendour
there were rooms all in white, colour and everything in between

http://www.darrennisbett.photography

Broken Chairs


Sometimes while out photographing, nature doesn’t behave
you end up getting somewhere and its raining and miserable and have a hard enough time making yourself get out of the car, let alone be inspired to press the shutter

I thought that this was one of those days, even while I was taking pictures, I didnt think this set was going to come out very well. Actually the dark gloomy nature of the light ended up giving some very atmospheric photos.
I would be more inclined to go out in miserable weather if I always got shots like these

The Staircase


A grand staircase, or at least it was
This was a revisit to a house that a few months ago had a grand banister running down the staircase, now the place was wrecked, vandals had ruined the murals as well as the elaborate woodwork that was found in the other roomw