The stone stairways and passages of Dover Castle

I love these old castle stairways and passages. They have seen so much time and use. The stone has been smoothed over by the touch of millions of hands over time. Stone has been cut, repaired, replaced and “improved”. Kings, Queens, servants, soldiers and tourists have wandered these passages.  The castle as a whole is an impressive edifice, but these areas speak of an intimacy that was shared in passing and of clandestine meetings.

All of these shots were taken with my 17mm wide angle lens. I wasn’t allowed to use a tripod, so I braced myself against the walls as best I could, held my breath and pressed the shutter release. One of my favorite discoveries during the day, was the change, play and color of light that came streaming through the windows. The geometry, direction of light, shadows and architecture is just wonderful.


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