Belsay

It looks like one of those wonderful winter late afternoons in the north east of England – sunlight after a morning of heavy rain.

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Gilbert (Cockton) and Ros (Stansfield) have been out at Belsay, Northumberland [Link] – that extraordinary landscape of classical formalism and gothic romance.

Here’s Gilbert’s superb photo of the old border tower with its Jacobean extension, remodeled as a ruin when the new house was built.

(also – [Link])