These books were on show at Belvoir Castle, England, within a cordoned off display room. I love literature & if I could I would have stepped over the cord, pulled out a couple of books, sat down on one of the musty old chairs, & read the afternoon away with a cuppa tea and a biccy.

Below is the stately room I took the shot in

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  • RainbowWomanTas
    RainbowWomanTasover 3 years ago

    Oh I love this.

  • Thanks. Wouldn’t it be great to have them on a bookcase at home :) One can dream.

    – dansLesprit

  • tenzil
    tenzilover 3 years ago

    A very appealing image. I like the subdued colours and the pattern created by the books. Excellent composition.

  • Thanks for your positive critique tenzil

    – dansLesprit

  • JHRphotoART
    JHRphotoARTover 3 years ago

    Awesome image…congratulations

  • Thank you very much. I like how each book has a date on it. It adds an authentic feel.

    – dansLesprit

  • Gene Praag
    Gene Praagover 3 years ago

  • dansLesprit
    dansLespritover 3 years ago

    Thank you to the 8 people who voted for this photo in the Scavenger Hunt Challenge – Let’s Hunt for Antiques. It was enough to enable it to be joint winner.

  • tenzil
    tenzilover 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your joint win – it’s well deserved.

  • Thank you tenzil, much appreciated.

    – dansLesprit

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 3 years ago

    Congratulations on Winning the Challenge! Excellent entry! Gena

  • Cheers Gena.

    – dansLesprit

  • C. Michael Cox
    C. Michael Coxover 3 years ago

    Please submit to our weekly features challenge.

  • Aleksandar Topalovic
    Aleksandar Top...over 3 years ago

    top notch
    so well done
    book lovers dream image
    mine for sure

  • Appreciate the comment fellow book lover – still divising a plan to go back and aquire the books for my library!

    – dansLesprit

  • Brian Gaynor
    Brian Gaynorover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • Thank you. I was thinking of recreating the shot with my paperback collection, but decided against it :)

    – dansLesprit

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