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 Photo-a-Day      (Wednesday, 5th December, 2018) Views: 2,053 
Christmas Tree on the Stairs
 Christmas Tree on the Stairs   by Mick Byrne  (Panasonic TZ100)
Haigh Hall.

Comment by Pw on 5th December 2018 at 04:42
Worse than yesterday,strange ideas to me.


Comment by Gary on 5th December 2018 at 08:26
Sorry, looking at this and the one yesterday, the whole thing resembles an entry for a bad taste competition.


Comment by Veronica on 5th December 2018 at 09:29
Escape to the Chateau with Angel in charge...,,,a wedding scene in May!


Comment by Anne on 5th December 2018 at 09:56
Insipid!!! Were pictures too expensive?


Comment by Dostaf on 5th December 2018 at 11:19
Not good for anyone who needs to hold the rail for support when using stairs


Comment by Dorothy on 5th December 2018 at 11:52
A very badly designed staircase for a former stately home. I wonder what Lord Crawford would think. NOT A LOT! Not very Christmassy!


Comment by David on 5th December 2018 at 11:54
Elf and safety ,how are you supposed to hold the handrail.


Comment by Philip G. on 5th December 2018 at 12:27
Perhaps the 'portraits' are in the hands of Bendor Grosvenor?


Comment by Veronica on 5th December 2018 at 12:43
I think the empty frames are trying to make a statement- abolish any remnants of the past??


Comment by Fred Mason on 5th December 2018 at 12:52
Lady Mabel must be turning in her grave at the sight of this lot.


Comment by Mick on 5th December 2018 at 14:01
Anne these empty picture frames are all the rage now, because you can stand and look and imagine what ever you like.
I was imagining a big oak tree with a home made swing hanging from one of its branches


Comment by britboy on 5th December 2018 at 15:01
Visited Haigh Hall in 2012, have a picture of me stood on that staircase, there was beautiful class carpet on the stairs, what happened???
I bet it went on eBay !


Comment by Veronica on 5th December 2018 at 15:06
Do you really think Bendor's got the pictures in his attic Philip? The Fallen Madonna wiz the big boobies was never found either.


Comment by Anne on 5th December 2018 at 16:34
Mick I have a similar idea in one of my bedrooms. A very ornate frame, framing the same wallpaper as on the wall thus preventing a shadow of the frame showing. Apparently an old idea.


Comment by DTease on 5th December 2018 at 16:55
I painted one of those paintings once but it didn't fit in the frame so I threw it away.


Comment by DTease on 5th December 2018 at 16:58
That painting in the big frame looks like a forgery to me.


Comment by DTease on 5th December 2018 at 17:08
You would have to be well sozzled to slide down that bannister this Christmas.
Makes my eyes water just thinking about it.


Comment by DTease on 5th December 2018 at 17:21
Those parrots under the tree look like they've been paddling in his Lordship's punch bowl. No doubt Cook's passed out in the kitchen after a surfeit of the Master's Cherry Brandy.


Comment by Veronica on 5th December 2018 at 17:29
If there's a shortage of money - they could fill the frames with Panto dames! Mother Goose,Widow Twankey and Donald Duck for a starter......any other ideas for a mug's gallery?


Comment by DTease on 5th December 2018 at 17:29
That tree is dead, defunct, departed, popped it's clogs. In short it has shuffled off it's mortal coil and gone to a better place.


Comment by Julie on 5th December 2018 at 17:54
Two great shots Mick , Well Done ! Anything that creates discussion and debate ,always works for me . I am always grateful to those who contribute to PAD, I admit to have never done so myself .


Comment by Poet on 5th December 2018 at 17:57
Perhaps a performance of John Cage's 4 33' music would greatly enhance the paintings.


Comment by david on 5th December 2018 at 18:16
Hideous and dangerous. Looks like the portraits are too embarrassed to be seen in the same place as that dog's breakfast.


Comment by Philip G. on 5th December 2018 at 18:54
I suppose there's a chance that Bendor could have Haigh's three 'portraits' under the glare of his signature pocket-torch Veronica, but the Fallen Madonna with the Big Boobies seems to have gone further afield; The 'Allo, 'Allo 'prop' was recently auctioned-off for £15,000.
I hadn't previously been aware of 'the prop' ('doesn't she drive a hard bargain'), so thanks for putting me on to/onto her?


Comment by Peebee on 5th December 2018 at 19:12
The 'Big booby' picture has just sold for £16,500


Comment by Veronica on 5th December 2018 at 23:35
There's got to be 'provenance' with pictures so if there's no pictures there's no 'provenance'! I wonder if they were stolen during the night- that would explain the empty frames I suppose.....


Comment by Dave Taylor on 5th December 2018 at 23:47
Classy! A pity "some" Wiganers seem unable to understand such types of art. I expect some would like to see the place decorated with cloth caps....


Comment by DTease on 6th December 2018 at 09:52
Dave Taylor, I have a “Suit of new clothes” only worn once by a gullible Emperor. Would you be interested by any chance?


Comment by Veronica on 6th December 2018 at 10:35
Art has to be seen to be appreciated - empty frames aren't art - just quirkiness.
I'll admit the frames are a talking point - plain and simple as they are. Who would pay to go inside an Art Gallery and ponder at their meaning?


Comment by Maureen on 6th December 2018 at 17:15
Some years ago,in a Gallery somewhere (I've forgotten where) a group of people who thought they were really arty were all stood admiring a particular Picasso type painting,there was many oohs and ahhhhs,until they were told that a chimp had painted it..Id love to have seen their faces.


Comment by Poet on 6th December 2018 at 19:35
Nowt more trendy at the moment than a cloth cap.


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