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Too Late for Rustoleum
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Too Late for Rustoleum
Too Late for Rustoleum

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The heavily rusted gate and lock at Lynnewood Hall, an abandoned 110-room neoclassical revival mansion in Elkins Park, (suburb of Philadelphia) Pennsylvania.
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The huge building that once welcomed presidents and the wealthiest and most aristocratic of guests is now an elegant crumbling ruin.

Lynnewood Hall is said to be the largest surviving Gilded Age mansion in the Philadelphia area. It is built from Indiana limestone and was famous for its large art gallery. The home's collection was on public display at Lynnewood Hall from 1915 to 1940 when the collection of more than 2,000 sculptures, paintings, decorative art, and porcelains were donated to the National Gallery of Art.
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The home also had a ballroom, swimming pool, wine cellars and its own electrical power plant.
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(above info excerpted from the Luxist website.)
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© Michelle Alton
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Leslie McLain
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    Fantastic capture and texture, Michelle.

10/3/2012 5:40:25 AM

 
John Rivera
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Great capture here Michelle.
Great detail!

10/3/2012 5:42:05 AM

 
Julie Burnett
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Wonderful colors and textures, Michelle!! P.s., SPE stands for Smart Photo Editor, a very inexpensive and fun program!

10/3/2012 5:58:41 AM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Good eye to find this one, Michelle - excellent composition and textures.

10/3/2012 6:12:45 AM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Like the colors and rust

10/3/2012 6:12:48 AM

 
Connie J. Bagot
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LOL on your title---accurate for sure! Love the old lock, chain, and gate, great detail and texture!

10/3/2012 6:18:55 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Terrific composition and detail! Sure would love to have seen this place in its heyday!

10/3/2012 7:44:42 AM

 
David K. Hurt
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Love your composition here, well done

10/3/2012 8:36:19 AM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Great story and capture. Makes you wonder at what's behind the gate Michelle

10/3/2012 9:53:23 AM

 
Mike Clime
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Nice old rusty capture! Sand blasting might save it! Too bad they are just letting it all fade away.

10/3/2012 11:31:25 AM

 
Ann Coates
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Fantastic textures and colours here Michelle. Shame about the mansion behind it. I guess the rusting chain and lock say it all.

10/3/2012 12:32:08 PM

 
Emile Abbott
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Superb details and texture Michelle.

10/3/2012 12:53:54 PM

 
John Connolly
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Some nice quality rust there Michelle! A great find and capture and thanks for the history!

10/3/2012 1:16:30 PM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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Awesome Michelle! I think you've been hanging around Mike's gallery too much. LOL!

Fabulous details and textures!

10/3/2012 4:17:26 PM

 
Daniella Puente
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Superb detail Michelle!

10/3/2012 7:11:30 PM

 
Robert K. Bemus
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Great find and detail, Michelle!!
Too bad it's been left to decay...

10/3/2012 9:34:16 PM

 
Avril Young
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Terrific capture and info about the Hall, wonderful detail and texture..

10/4/2012 12:56:54 AM

 
Nadia Paul
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The textures are wonderful Michelle - great capture!

10/4/2012 4:11:15 AM

 
Jeffrey R. Bange
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Great find and capture Michelle, love anything old and rusted as there always seems to be a story to go with it.

10/4/2012 8:10:19 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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So it is abandoned and just sitting there? It surely is costing the city $$. What a shame! But it makes for wonderful photo opportunity - great rust and great composition, Michelle!

10/4/2012 10:09:07 PM

 
Lana Arcemont
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Excellent detail and texture, Michelle!

10/5/2012 5:53:13 PM

 
frank w. degenhardt
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Love the textures on this Finalist my friend. Congratulations.

11/29/2012 7:38:43 PM

 
Heather Loewenhardt
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The colours and textures in this image are wonderful Michelle. Congrats on this finalist award.

11/29/2012 8:03:40 PM

 
Michael J. Kelly
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Wonderful detail and great color Michelle! Congratulations.

11/29/2012 8:10:30 PM

 
Susan Williams
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Congratulations, Michelle. Beautiful details and a very interesting story.

11/29/2012 8:24:39 PM

 
Nadia Paul
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Congratulations on another wonderful finalist Michelle!

11/29/2012 9:53:51 PM

 
Ann Coates
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Congratulations on another fantastic finalist Michelle.

11/29/2012 11:25:26 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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Fantastic close up Michelle… Congratulations on your finalist!

11/30/2012 1:19:02 AM

 
Jeffrey R. Bange
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Congratulations Michelle on this well deserved finalist photo and best of luck in the next round.

11/30/2012 3:08:06 AM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Michelle!!!!

11/30/2012 3:45:01 AM

 
Connie J. Bagot
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Congratulations Michelle!

11/30/2012 4:31:46 AM

 
Sharon 
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HUGE congratulations on your fabulous finalists, Michelle, and all the best in the next round! Have a great day and a wonderful weekend!!!

11/30/2012 5:37:23 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Congratulation again Michelle on another great finalist.

11/30/2012 9:06:08 AM

 
Michele Peterson
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Wow, great details!! Congratulations on the finalist!

11/30/2012 10:01:46 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Rust is our friend, and it certainly was yours here, Michelle. Beautiful framing from you, as always. Congratualtions.

11/30/2012 1:03:02 PM

 
Nancy L. Green
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CONGRATULATIONS Michelle on this wonderful finalist, WTG!!! <><

11/30/2012 1:33:51 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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What an example of the beauty of rust! Congratulations, Michelle, on another excellent finalist!
Debby

11/30/2012 1:52:17 PM

 
Jack Gaskin
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CONGRATS
Love the Title & the RUST FOLKS ARE IN LOVE WITH THIS NO QUESTION !!!

Jack

11/30/2012 2:49:08 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Congrats on this wonderful finalist Michelle!

11/30/2012 4:56:30 PM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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This is really a deserving Finalist, Michelle! Congratulations!

11/30/2012 7:37:27 PM

 
Neal D. Hatcher
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-----"CONGRATULATIONS"---------------

12/1/2012 7:55:14 AM

 
Lorna Shutter
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CONGRATULATIONS on another Fabulous Finalist, Michelle!!!!! WTG!!! :)

12/1/2012 1:48:55 PM

 
Marilyn K. Lincecum
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WTG!! Congratulations again on another wonderful finalist.

12/1/2012 9:26:12 PM

 
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Love the texture, congratulations on your finalist!

12/2/2012 6:01:49 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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To my photo friend:
Look back with pride,
Look forward with excitement,
Enjoy the success of the day.
CONGRATULATIONS! Merna

12/2/2012 9:54:22 PM

 
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