Tuesday, February 7, 2012

D/ABC Wednesday

D is for Doorstep

There must be a door here a long time ago.  I could easily imagine children sitting or playing on the doorstep, or young girls having girl-talk---a reminder of a gentler time.  Built at the turn of the century, this is what remains of a beautiful mansion that was burned down by American and Filipino soldiers in 1942 to deflect the Japanese forces from establishing a headquarters here.  The Ruins in Talisay City has become a local attraction after the heirs cleaned up the property, and opened the place and garden as venue for parties and wedding reception.

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Meryl said...

What a grand old house she must have been!

Jane and Chris said...

Just think of the stories the doorsteps could tell.
Jane x

Leslie: said...

That would be a Delightful place to sit and laugh, Drink tea, and gossip.

abcw team

photowannabe said...

A very elegant place for a wedding. Glad it was renovated so it could be used again.

Annie said...

Wow, what a gorgeous place. Your photo is fantastic!

Jane Hards Photography said...

Lovely words to go with the pic. Childhood doorstepping recalled.

Roger Owen Green said...

What a DESIRABLE building.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Chubskulit Rose said...

Wow, another piece of historic structure.

Dolce & Gabbana

Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

jewaicious said...

What a beautiful capture of architecture and nostalgia.

Suzy said...

what a beautiful building. it must've been stunning back then.

The Poet said...

I could envision how beautiful this place must have been back in its prime.
Wonderful photo!
Thanks for sharing.

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