Poverty is a great preserver
This place was built between 1607 and 1612, and it stayed in the family until 1991, when the family could no longer afford to keep it. The last private owner of Chaselton House, Barbara Clutton-Brock, said, “Poverty is a great preserver.” as a way to say that because there was no money for renovations, the house is relatively free of modern upgrades.
Two interesting things about the family: they invented many games, including croquet, and they believed cleaning the ceiling in the kitchen would bring back luck to the house. On our visit, croquet courts were set up for visitors. And the ceiling was still black.
near Moreton-in-Marsh, UK
Posted on June 30, 2017, in Photography and tagged 365 photo project, architecture, black and white photography, Chastleton House, england, Leica, melinda green harvey, monochrome, Moreton-in-Marsh, national trust, one day one image, photo a day, photography, postaday, thoughtful seeing, UK. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.