Saturday, June 27, 2009

Fort Ross Shadows

The previous post shows the exterior of Fort Ross and tells a little of its history. Here are some interior photos which show how they lived at the time. They also have some interesting shadows.
Inside the buildings of Fort Ross there is little light.
This lantern casts an interesting shadow.
Most of the rooms are lit only by the light coming through the windows, casting shadows inside even on this overcast day.
This candelabra hangs in the chapel.
The tool room has interesting shadows.
This room has a desk and items that would be found there in the early 1800s.
The Russian's at Fort Ross used this laboratory to study the flora and fauna of the area.
I like the look of this storeroom, lit only by the window.

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15 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What fabulous shadow shots! And historic at the same time! What a fun tour! Thanks for sharing these!

Happy SSS!

Rosebud Collection said...

What an interesting blog and wonderful shadows.
I enjoy seeing all the things they used and how the light works through the windows.
Thanks for sharing and Happy SSS.

just jody said...

very nice shots.............i especially like the last one with the light coming thru the colored glass.

Shannon said...

The all natural lighting definitely gives it an old time feel! LOVE the shadow of the light fixture! :)

Gallery Juana - ギャラリー ワナ said...

Beautiful shots of the decor and rooms. Thanks for the tour!

Ginnymo said...

I used to love going to old forts and houses and seeing how they lived. we have quite a few near here. General Herkimer's Home was one that I enjoyed. I do like the way you caught the shadows. Great post Martha!!

jabblog said...

Interesting shots! It's always intriguing to see how others lived and to realise we're just a short step away from that time.

Martha said...

Oooo, what great shots! Looks like a neat place!
The other Martha :-)

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

Love historical shots! Great shadow finds too!

Sweet Repose said...

What fascinating shots, a glimpse into shadows of the past...neat shots!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

The sunlight makes the old things more dramatic in all angle of your shots.

Job well done.

bobbie said...

What a wonderful collection of shadows you found today!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Wow! It's so challenging to get good photos in low light. But you did a stellar job. Your photos were just wonderful. Thanks for sharing them...and some of the information about the place, too.

~Lisa

Diane C. said...

What a wonderful place to get some shadow shots. The candelabra shadow is pretty and I love the crooked tool shadows on the wall. The last shot with the light pouring in through the window is gorgeous and reminds me of a Vermeer painting.

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Lots of wonderful shadows there. I especially love the candelabra!