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Sadness of change

Published February 27th, 2012

Times passed…… sad site (sight)

Posted on February 27, 2012

From time to time you can come across a scene that brings a little sadness, over the weekend such a scene was found not far from my home

Sad little garden house standing stoic as it watches over the battle of carnage being played out before it. Watching as the diggers moved in to distort the majestic trees and overgrown gardens surrounding its long life, visiting this scene was very strange I could almost feel the sadness of this once grand family home being raped for its earthly values by local developers. Don’t get me wrong I’m not a tree hugger type nut but I felt the need to document and write a little.

It all started on Friday of last week as driving home on the A10 from Cambridge to Ely the scene was apparent, this house and gardens had laid dormant to my eyes at least for the last 15 years. Sure the house and grounds have been there for a long long time and I had driven passed them every day to and from my day job, but this Friday was different I was met with the sight of the ripped trees and shrubs and the clearing of the land surrounding this house. I don’t know it’s history or whom may have lived here.

A sign has go up as land for development. So we all know soon there will probably be over a 100 small box like dwellings with no room to swing the dog let alone have gardens large enough to give a new home to this old garden house. I decided I should try and get tot the sight over the weekend and take some more shots documenting the moving times and capturing a little of what has gone before.

The dog was found in the garage where once lay a sports car. I could see the tyre tracks where it’s rusty hulk had been dragged like a huge dinosaur skeleton from the crumbling walls and roof. It’s spine (exhaust system) was all that was left. other items included some shoe care, tape recorder, glass green house, potting shed,

I had woken early Sunday morning before dawn and taken a drive out to the site. Wondering around I had a chill thinking about this once warm and friendly place. A family once here enjoying the surroundings. Gone very Erie. this is what I found, you can read more over at my blog


Home less

  • February 26th, 2012
  • Fujifilm FinePix X100
  • 23mm / f/5 / 1/340 sec


  • February 26th, 2012
  • Fujifilm FinePix X100
  • 23mm / f/4.5 / 1/280 sec

Past pots

  • February 26th, 2012
  • Fujifilm FinePix X100
  • 23mm / f/2 / 1/105 sec

Beware of the dog

  • February 26th, 2012
  • Fujifilm FinePix X100
  • 23mm / f/2 / 1/100 sec

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Arnaud Jarai  about 6 years ago

Cool find