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Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Tuesday's Treasure


This is the beautiful red brick Victorian  mansion which sits in the middle of Belfast's Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park.  Sadly no one seems prepared to use it these days and so it sits empty and quietly crumbling away.





The house was originally built by linen merchants, the Bristow family, hence the initials JB in this ornate emblem by the door.


The gardens are very pleasant and each year there is an international rose show.
A treasure in the city.


Linking with Tom's Tuesday's Treasure HERE

and Image-in-ing HERE

and Life Thru the Lens HERE

Thanks you.

26 comments:

  1. So sad that this building is not being used.

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  2. What a grand home! The stories that could be told.Let's hope that a good use can be made of this treasure. Thanks Christine for joining Tuesday's Treasures this week and I hope that you will return soon.

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  3. Sadly the cost of the upkeep is it's demise

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  4. Hello, love the mansion and a wonderful series of photos. The last reflection shot is beautiful. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  5. it is gorgeous and i love those colorful tulips, and the tulip fountain!

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  6. Treasures for sure! Those doors are beautiful.

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  7. Looks like someone is taking care of it. The lawn and flowers are neat.

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  8. What a beautiful, stately old structure!

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  9. I love the cast stone details around the doors and windows. Very nicely captured images.

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  10. such a beautiful castle.
    Best
    susa

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  11. It looks like a small castle and has so many beautiful details. The flowers make people beleave that the house isn't abandoned.

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  12. So sad about the house. But the lawn and garden are well kept and maintained. Love the pretty flowers and bench. Have a beautiful day!

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  13. What a beautiful place. What a shame that it is sitting empty.

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  14. A nice treasure. Hope someone decides to keep it from crumbling. Beautiful reflection photo you got of the fountain!

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  15. It is a lovely old place and I do hope someone will buy it and give the TLC it needs for its upkeep. Your photos are great Christine, and I love that reflection in the pond.

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  16. Lovely & classical old home.
    Thank you for sharing athttp://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/04/stop-looking-at-me.html

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  17. It looks like it would be perfect for events! I hope someone saves it!

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  18. Too bad that beautiful old building sits empty. There are some lovely details there. The spring flowers are pretty near the building by the benches.

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  19. How lovely! Maybe someone will see the potential there and restore it. I love all those chimneys.

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  20. Beautiful buildning, and it's shame it's empty.
    The place looks wonderful.

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  21. Excelente trabalho e belas fotografias.
    Um abraço e boa Quarta-Feira.

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  22. What a beautiful building and grounds. How sad to see the flowers growing, but no one there to appreciate them.

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  23. gorgeous architure, i especially loved those pretty doors (go figure) and the reflection in the fountain water!!! the tulips are beautiful!!!

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  24. It's so sad to see such a place go to ruin. I love the facade and the reflection of that tulip shaped thing in the water is also really nice!

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  25. I love all the unique architectural details. Would love to visit in person.

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  26. Well I certainly hope they find a use for it soon. It is sad to see such lovely buildings like these die from no use.

    Lisa @ LTTL

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