E.J.Wilkins

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Wantage Hall gatehouse


At least I think it's called a gatehouse. This is the main entrance to Wantage Hall at Reading University. It was built in 1908. It's the oldest hall of residence and is used in much of the university literature.
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Wantage Hall gatehouse


At least I think it's called a gatehouse. This is the main entrance to Wantage Hall at Reading University. It was built in 1908. It's the oldest hall of residence and is used in much of the university literature.
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comments (14)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 2 Oct 2008, 01:12
A beautifully composed image, Ellie.
EJWilkins: I was pleased with the way it turned out, it was the only possible angle to get all the tower into the shot
I like the leave shadows
EJWilkins: They seem, somehow, to complete the frame that's started by the leaves themselves
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 2 Oct 2008, 11:47
Great building very well composed photo.
EJWilkins: Thanks smile
This, together with your previous posting of the hall makes one think this is quite an lld building Ellie, not a part of England I am familiar with.
EJWilkins: It was built in 1908, is the oldest of the Halls of Residence and seems to be in danger of being taken away by the University who want to use it as a conference centre, but the terms of the donation stipulate it had to be used as student accommodation - so we'll wait and see what happens.
It seems a calm place! 12:30 o' clock! smile
EJWilkins: It is a calm place, most of the time wink
Nice shot Ellie, well framed and composed,lovely !!!
EJWilkins: I was lucky that the shadows seemed to finish the job started by the trees, helping to frame the gate quite nicely. Thanks for your comment
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Oct 2008, 18:33
Nice image with the shadows enhancing the framing of your subject.
Beautiful shot! You did a great job capturing the gatehouse. Wonderful light and composition.
A grand brick built tower, the style looks older than 1908 though, well seen Ellie.
I like the way the trees frame the building. And you managed a blue-sky day!
What a grand entrance, must feel luxurious to study therewink
The wall makes the gaze leads into the picture!
Very well composed!
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Oct 2008, 23:26
Nicely framed by the trees and their shadows Ellie.
Ingrid
nice view ellie
I like the capture of the clock. Still think you should create a catalog for them with your collection.

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