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February 8, 2015 / Aware of the Void

Temple of Isis – St Annes Park – Pinhole Obscura

SilentThe Temple of Isis sits on the bank of the duck pond in St Annes Park. It is one of the many follies built in the park during the 1800’s. The parkland was formally the estate of the Guinness family and they build 10 follies on the banks of the Naniken river.

Until a few years ago the temple was open and you could stand inside it overlooking the pond. It was my favourite view of the small island in the middle of the lake. Sadly to try and stop vandalism and further destruction of the structure the local authorities have now put a cage on the access points. At the same time it received a fresh coat of paint and now gleams in the sunlight.The 10 follies in the park have all fallen into disrepair but there is discussion locally about making better efforts to preserve them.

Homemade 4×5 Pinhole Camera

(Horseman 120 rollback fitted)
Film: Kodak Ektar 100
Dev: DigiBase C41 Kit – Past its best.
Focal Length:50mm
Exposure: 30 sec, 45 secs, 3 mins

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  1. Michael. / Feb 9 2015 8:13 pm

    It’s such a pity that the Parks Dept. had to cage it (though entirely understandable). It is a wonderful park, full of photo-opportunities.

  2. deirdremarieosullivan / Feb 11 2015 9:59 am

    reminds me of Hell Fire Club. I’d like to go up there again but i fear the graffiti will by now destroy any photos opportunities 😦 It’s a long walk up to be greeting with such a disappointment 😀 I should look for recent photos perhaps 🙂

  3. elmediat / Mar 13 2015 6:46 pm

    Lovely compositions. Very effective use of colour & pinhole obscura.

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