Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Beauvais II: More detail shots

On Saturday I accompanied the Parktown Heritage Trust and a vast number
of other members on a tour of one of Johannwsburg's iconic homes, Beauvais,
or also known as Tracey's Folly. 

It's an amazingly beautifully constructed home, standing testimony to the
craftsmen who worked on all it's fine detail.
It's been restored and renovated and is currently home to a corporate company.
The irony of this beautiful home is that it was not built to be admired
from a distance, hence it I found it extremely difficult to get decent shots of the exterior
 and it's grandness.   It was built to look out upon vast open spaces and wonderful
views over the suburbs. 
I choose then to focus on detail shots of the lovely cast iron radiators, door
and window handles, parts of the building which can only really be viewed
from an internal window, the vast number of fireplaces, and awesome woodwork ....
These are some of the detail images. 
See also Monday's post and click here to view a lot more images on

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Gwendolyn L said...

This is a wonderful post of some really unique photos. You have a great eye. Thanks for sharing.

Linnea said...

You captured these details beautifully! I especially love the shot with the flower vase. Such great color contrasts and lighting.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love those details Gena! A great idea to focus on them.

Thanks too for your informative sidebar -- I'm going to check out some of those links.

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