A very dear friend of mine took me on an interesting jaunt. Since we only met about 8 years ago when we were teaching at the same school, I’ve seen little of her past. She took me to her high school and to where she first taught. I saw where family members call home and then – YAY – she brought me to a quaint shopping center in the middle of a lovely town in PA. Sadly, with all that driving around, we let the day get away from us, and the shops were about to close. We hurriedly purchased a few items, stopped in an ice cream shop and bought a frozen hot chocolate – yes an oxymoron, but that’s what they called it – and then off we went.
Now we are an unlikely pair, her being 39 and me going on 62, but a friendship we formed, and it is one I cherish. Knowing that I love to blog and take a picture or two, she surprised me with a visit to the inn where she and her husband were married.
I give you the windows at Bridgetown Mill House.
I hope you enjoy these because I sure did!
Of course, the wedding was not held at this beautiful old, but crumbling building. The festivities were held at the venue below. But I was just beside myself when I saw the greenery mingling with the bricks, and the windows being overwhelmed by the trees.
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Way cool windows!! It was a great jaunt with your friend!
I was thrilled when she brought me there. (I’m a big baby!)
thank you for:
by the trees…”
You are most welcome. It was my pleasure, for certain!
really beautiful pics.
Thank you, Rahul.
The stone building feels very Pennsylvania. Where are you?
I’m in Collingswood, NJ. Right between the Walt Whitman and Ben Franklin bridges. Either gets me to Philly. These were in Newtown, and Langhorne PA.
fantastic pictures ! the building is awesome.
It was! I was excited. 🙂
Thanks for all your kind comments.
Quaint, quaint, quaint, and rustic, rustic, rustic. Really a different take on windows, former windows, and non-windows.
Thanks. Even those holes were windows once. 😉
What a very precious place your friend took you to. I don’t think you make an unlikely pair at all. I have a very dear friend, who I have been friends with for almost 30 years, and she will be 90 next March 🙂
Thanks, Marianne. That’s good to know. 😉
And yes, precious indeed!
Really love your derelict windows, Gem, and we all know you’re young at heart. 🙂
Ha! If only I had a young heart 😉
Beautiful windows…beautiful friendship!
Thanks, CC. I agree on both counts. Good ‘seeing’ you.
Oh they are fantastic! What a great friend to know you would love it.
I totally agree! And thanks! 😉
Such interesting photos. They sure bring back life to an old building.
My thoughts exactly. Thanks, Colline.
I like looking at old stone ruins; such strong connections to the heritage of many communities.
What a good friend to show you those beautiful old buildings. So much character in those crumbling old stones, very photogenic
Thanks for the visit, gypsy woman. 🙂
Beautiful building, beautiful friend. 😉
We have a love of old buidlings in common. I could spend hours taking photos of these sorts of places. Your captures are really lovely.
I love it when we find common ground. It seems we’re blogging and getting to people who genuinely ‘get’ you.. Nice seeing you again, Madoqua. 😉
Great shots Gemma. I love old buildings. They have so much character. Thanks for the tour hon. I truly enjoyed. 😀 *hugs*
Any time, Sonel. ❤
What a fabulous place! The stone work is incredible. Cheers to you and a lovely friendship outing. 🙂
Thanks, Angelia. It’s nice seeing you back, here and there. I’m sure you are very busy practicing lullabies. ;-). Again, congrats.
Different windows but very nice!
What a romantic place to get married. 🙂 Great set of window shots, Gemma, and I love the bench shots. it looks so peaceful there.
We plan to take our husbands for dinner soon. Or should I say we plan that they take us. 😉
How absolutely charming.
I love posts like these. Looks like you had a good time.
Oh yeah! 😉
How wonderful they have kept this as it is Gemma complete with peeling paint shutters half hanging off 😉 Looks a beautiful intimate setting for a wedding . Lovely .
Thank you, poppy. 😉
Beautiful lingering look… Love these windows! Fabulous setting for a wedding.
Yes. It was beautiful. I can’t wait to dine there myself. Thanks for stopping by, Amy. 🙂
Friendship is so important. And so is old and beautiful buildings. I hope all will last.
Sweet. Thank you, Bente.:-)
Your blog is a good read, Gem, I enjoy it. And you cherish that friendship – age difference is nothing to such things – a friend is a friend! Good pictures of the ruin – especially like the left hand one in the second row, the window + wall.
And also the middle one in the 3rd row – the great, shadowed wall of the ruin with its lit windows – devil’s advocate 😉 >>> how does it look with the flat top of the ruin as the picture’s top margin, and all of the sunlit side of the ruin cropped off the left side of the image??? Adrian
I’ll need to work on that. Thank you, Adrian. Your opinion is mega-valued. 🙂