I dug this book off my bookshelf for the first time in the longest age and was so newly captivated by it, I had to post. These pictures were taken of Bonnettstown, a Georgian house in Co. Kilkenny (built in 1737) by Andrew Bush between 1979 and 1982. You can view more here.
As a family we used to visit these old grand homes like Lissadell, Russborough and Powerscourt. This style of ruined grandeur is buried very deeply in my consciousness. I respond to it immediately. I know its smells and textures. And hope nobody renovated the character out of it.