Thursday, 12 April 2018

Abandoned


Remarkably, this old range and kitchen is still on the top floor of Gibson Mill, a relic of when the place was a busy restaurant in the early 1900s.

It seemed to fit the theme for March in my online photo group, which was 'Abandoned'. I suppose you could argue that it is hardly abandoned, since it is now in the care of the National Trust. But it was clearly abandoned at some stage. I don't think you'd get far trying to cook on it now! I can vividly picture waitresses in long black skirts, starched white aprons and frilly caps, rushing in and out for the orders.

5 comments:

  1. It certainly looks abandoned and the B/W treatment adds to its period feel. Unlike the NT not to have restored and prettified it. Leaving things alone seems to be the hardest thing to do for many of the big conservation charities.

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  2. It was nice to see the b/w pictures. Beautiful kitchen:)

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  3. The B&W works so well for this, Jenny!

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  4. Anyone who knew how to cook and prepare meals like that is probably long gone. Amazing photo to commemorate those cooks who did so much to feed others.

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  5. It certainly feels out of use for a long time.

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