Too Late for Rustoleum [Industrial Pictures]

© Michelle Alton

Too Late for Rustoleum

Uploaded: October 03, 2012 05:26:24


The heavily rusted gate and lock at Lynnewood Hall, an abandoned 110-room neoclassical revival mansion in Elkins Park, (suburb of Philadelphia) Pennsylvania.
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.
The home also had a ballroom, swimming pool, wine cellars and its own electrical power plant.
(above info excerpted from the Luxist website.)

Exif: F Number: 2.8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/80 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 500, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 50.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II


Leslie McLain level-classic October 03, 2012

Fantastic capture and texture, Michelle. #1489914

John Rivera level-deluxe October 03, 2012

Great capture here Michelle.
Great detail! #10352854

Julie Burnett October 03, 2012

Wonderful colors and textures, Michelle!! P.s., SPE stands for Smart Photo Editor, a very inexpensive and fun program! #10352886

Lindley Johnson level-classic October 03, 2012

Good eye to find this one, Michelle - excellent composition and textures. #10352945

Stephen Zacker October 03, 2012

Like the colors and rust #10352946

Connie J. Bagot October 03, 2012

LOL on your title---accurate for sure! Love the old lock, chain, and gate, great detail and texture! #10352964

Monnie Ryan October 03, 2012

Terrific composition and detail! Sure would love to have seen this place in its heyday! #10353159

David Hurt October 03, 2012

Love your composition here, well done #10353246

Julianne Bradford October 03, 2012

Great story and capture. Makes you wonder at what's behind the gate Michelle #10353339

Mike Clime October 03, 2012

Nice old rusty capture! Sand blasting might save it! Too bad they are just letting it all fade away. #10353448

Ann Coates level-classic October 03, 2012

Fantastic textures and colours here Michelle. Shame about the mansion behind it. I guess the rusting chain and lock say it all. #10353519

Emile Abbott level-classic October 03, 2012

Superb details and texture Michelle. #10353539

John Connolly October 03, 2012

Some nice quality rust there Michelle! A great find and capture and thanks for the history! #10353574

Anita Hogue October 03, 2012

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

Fabulous details and textures! #10353875

Daniella Puente October 03, 2012

Superb detail Michelle! #10354085

Robert K. Bemus level-classic October 03, 2012

Great find and detail, Michelle!!
Too bad it's been left to decay... #10354240

Avril Young October 04, 2012

Terrific capture and info about the Hall, wonderful detail and texture.. #10354326

Nadia Paul October 04, 2012

The textures are wonderful Michelle - great capture! #10354583

Jeffrey R. Bange October 04, 2012

Great find and capture Michelle, love anything old and rusted as there always seems to be a story to go with it. #10355918

Rona L. Schwarz October 04, 2012

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! #10355987

Lana Arcemont October 05, 2012

Excellent detail and texture, Michelle! #10357326

frank w. degenhardt November 29, 2012

Love the textures on this Finalist my friend. Congratulations. #10438839

Heather Loewenhardt level-classic November 29, 2012

The colours and textures in this image are wonderful Michelle. Congrats on this finalist award. #10438979

Michael Kelly level-classic November 29, 2012

Wonderful detail and great color Michelle! Congratulations. #10439020

Susan Williams November 29, 2012

Congratulations, Michelle. Beautiful details and a very interesting story. #10439101

Nadia Paul November 29, 2012

Congratulations on another wonderful finalist Michelle! #10439422

Ann Coates level-classic November 29, 2012

Congratulations on another fantastic finalist Michelle. #10439622

Stefania Barbier level-classic November 30, 2012

Fantastic close up Michelle… Congratulations on your finalist! #10439809

Jeffrey R. Bange November 30, 2012

Congratulations Michelle on this well deserved finalist photo and best of luck in the next round. #10439941

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic November 30, 2012

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Michelle!!!! #10440021

Connie J. Bagot November 30, 2012

Congratulations Michelle! #10440258

Sharon Sawyer November 30, 2012

HUGE congratulations on your fabulous finalists, Michelle, and all the best in the next round! Have a great day and a wonderful weekend!!! #10440557

Emile Abbott level-classic November 30, 2012

Congratulation again Michelle on another great finalist. #10441476

Michele Peterson level-classic November 30, 2012

Wow, great details!! Congratulations on the finalist! #10441687

Mitch Spence level-classic November 30, 2012

Rust is our friend, and it certainly was yours here, Michelle. Beautiful framing from you, as always. Congratualtions. #10442348

Nancy L. Green level-classic November 30, 2012

CONGRATULATIONS Michelle on this wonderful finalist, WTG!!! <>< #10442438

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict November 30, 2012

What an example of the beauty of rust! Congratulations, Michelle, on another excellent finalist!
Debby #10442523

Jack Gaskin November 30, 2012


Jack #10442730

Phyllis H. Burchett November 30, 2012

Congrats on this wonderful finalist Michelle! #10443295

Thomas E. Hinds November 30, 2012

This is really a deserving Finalist, Michelle! Congratulations! #10443793

Neal D. Hatcher December 01, 2012

-----"CONGRATULATIONS"--------------- #10444703

Lorna Shutter December 01, 2012

CONGRATULATIONS on another Fabulous Finalist, Michelle!!!!! WTG!!! :) #10445417

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic December 01, 2012

WTG!! Congratulations again on another wonderful finalist. #10445912

Carol Eade level-addict December 02, 2012

Love the texture, congratulations on your finalist! #10447539

Merna L. Nobile December 02, 2012

To my photo friend:
Look back with pride,
Look forward with excitement,
Enjoy the success of the day.


Louise Wolbers level-addict April 15, 2015

Love these simple but interesting shots. Character! #11286569

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