Travel Theme: Closeup (Say Yes to the Dress)

Ailsa’s theme over at Where’s My Backpack this week is Closeup. When I take photos of places and things, I also like to get a close up view of details. It might be a building, or a flower, or something else. It may not be super-close like a macro shot but it will show up an interesting feature that adds to the overall feeling.

This dress, dated to theĀ  Elizabethan era, was on display in the “great solar”, a bedroom with a wardrobe, bed, working desk and area and fireplace, of course. How could you not get up close to the exquisite details? These were taken at Ordsall Hall in Salford this spring. You can read more about that visit here.


Back of the ruff at the neck

The bodice front



I love to travel, take photos, read. I love Coronation Street, Doctor Who, Dexter, True Blood. I enjoy museums, galleries, shopping, sightseeing and food when I travel. I have a husband and a great family. I live by the Atlantic ocean in a small city which I love.

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5 comments on “Travel Theme: Closeup (Say Yes to the Dress)
  1. Wow, yes – that looks like quite a dress! And very Elizabethan.

  2. Colline says:

    An exquisite dress and I lived being able to see the details.

  3. lumar1298 says:

    Exquisite… One of my favorite eras…

  4. Heyjude says:

    Beautiful detail, but I bet it was a nightmare to wear!

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I am unapologetically a tourist. I love to take photos and I enjoy writing about my travels. I love to sightsee, and to wander in museums and galleries. I love cathedrals and churches - the architecture and usually, the art, can astonish me. History fascinates me and architecture draws my camera out time and again.

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