#Writephoto Round-Up – Tower

The shutters flapped, the wood creaked, and the wind blew through the many entrance points to the tower that had appeared in the years since it had been abandoned. Birds had made their nests in the derelict spaces, yet at the same time each week, they all left the building. To where? No one really knew. No sooner than the birds had gone, the voices would be heard, singing their sad, wallowing song, up to the heavens above them. Why? The history books had no answers to the mystery of the singers.

Tower – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a stone tower with an arched centre. Beyond the tower is a line of houses.

Typically in this section, I would give a brief description of where the photo is from, but for me, this one is a bit of an enigma. I have tried to get a second photo showing the size of the building but due to tree placement, it has eluded me. However, this video below gives a reasonable tour of the building.

The building is part of a beautiful old cemetery in Darlington dated to 1874. The church appears to be split into two parts with the tower placed centrally. Rumour has it that was so that different religious groups could worship in each side (but as I say that’s a rumour). The building is beautiful although now derelict. Originally designed by GG Hoskins. It is one of those types of places where you hope that if you won the lottery, you could save. But what purpose could you give to a building in the middle of a graveyard? It’s a tricky one.

Thank you all for the fabulous entries and love shown to this lovely little tower, here is the list below (if I have missed anyone, please let me know):


I hope you’ll join me for another #writephoto challenge, this week’s challenge is now live and can be found here.

Thank you all again for taking part in #writephoto – Tower

Take Care
KL ❤


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