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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 5th December, 2018)

Christmas Tree on the Stairs


Christmas Tree on the Stairs
Haigh Hall.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic TZ100)
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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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