A Much Loved Dereliction?

There’s a derelict house on Sourhill Road, Ballymena, which presents the passer-by with some interesting contradictions.  The house is or rather was, a beautiful building, – almost an enigma, in its construction and decor, with beautiful colours, and fascinating roof patterns, and yet on even a casual inspection it is crumbling and decaying with broken slates and rotten timber.  It is unoccupied and abandoned, but sits in well kept extensive grounds, with mown grass and a well kept gravel path.  Its windows and doors have been removed and replaced with boards, but the boards have been painted to look like… windows and doors!


This place is derelict, but someone still cares for it!


I liked this old red water tap, at the front of the house, with the cobwebs and the rust.  The colours and the texture of the pipe, set against the crumbling plaster make an interesting image.


I have photographed this place before, in Black and White, (The featured image at the top of the page is from the earlier shoot) but I thought it was worth a second look, even though it was pouring with rain!

Here’s my ‘photo of the day.’


Photographs made with the Fujifilm X-T2, with 16-55mm f/2.8 lens.

All images are copyright.  ©BobMcEvoy 2018