Back to Gibraltar

When you drive up to Gibraltar, sovaldi sale on each side of the entry are two stone columns with these beautiful urns.

Got my camera gear again, hospital and walked through the gates.

To the left was this wonderful old bench. Notice the lions with wings. I would love to have this in my yard! There were so many paths and I tried to follow all of them.

I have never seen so many statues in one spot. Along one path they were placed about 10 feet apart, treatment and on both sides. These are just a few.

I continued down this path,  and as I turned the corner this is what I saw.

and as I turned the corner this is what I saw.

This estate in located in the city of Wilmington, Delaware. I have passed this many times as I drove down Pennsylvania Ave. It was always so intriguing.  Around the corner a young man appeared, seemed like out of nowhere. He looked like a college student, clean cut, very nice. He had his camera equipment too. He told he he comes here all the time. He  told me about the Gibraltar house. He said sometimes you can find a window open. Said he’d been in there  many times.  I told him  I’d be afraid of squatters being in there. He left. I went straight up to that house! That’s when I found the opening. I crawled through. I felt kind of weird being in there. I was totally on guard, as much as I could be.  I had my tripod as a weapon if need be. I’m telling you, I was VERY nervous, bur that didn’t stop me.I walked into this room. I noticed the mantle was missing. I guess it’s in someone else’s house.

The ceiling had lots of mold and parts were falling down.

I love the french doors. Don’t you?

It must have been so beautiful at one time, and all I could do was think of the people that lived here and the friends and family that visited. I walked through this arch into what must have been the dining room. I’m still really nervous.

The dining room had this beautiful mantle and lovely crown molding and columns.

By this time I was feeling really uneasy. I am sure I was only in their for no more then 10 minutes at the most. I felt I should get out, but wanted to just take a couple more photos before I did.

I took this photo of the entry way, and the steps leading to the second floor, when I heard sounds coming from somewhere in that house!

A really weird sound that I can’t explain,  and very loud banging, like it was coming from inside the walls! That was it, I was out of there!!!!!!!!!! Something or someone didn’t want me there. Feet don’t fail me now!!!!!!!!!

I went back the next day-

to be continued-

Happy day

Carole

8 Responses to “Back to Gibraltar”

  1. christe' Says:

    oh Carole,
    how beautiful those fruit & flower’d urns are!!! Everything is so amazing…poor house…it needs someone to love her. The woodwork and plaster decorations…oh my gosh…how beautiful…

    I hope that your next visit you bring your husband to keep the ghosts at bay…Have fun…and be safe…
    Can’t wait to see your continuation….

    it is a happy day,
    love,C

  2. Marilyn B. Says:

    O. K. Miss Marple……I don’t believe you went in there BY YOURSELF !!! I’m glad you did though….I love a good mystery….and that place is beautiful. Is it going to be torn down? Hope not.

  3. tj Says:

    …Oh for goodness sakes woman, I am on pins and needles! lol… What an absolutely awesome place! I’m really surprised at the lack of vandalism, that the place still has so many original features. I certainly hope someone will save it and restore it to its original grandeur, it deserves that.

    …I am loving this but please be careful!

    …Hope you had a great 4th! :o )

    …Blessings…

  4. Rachael Kinnison Says:

    Such a beautiful home~ one cal tell it was once very Grande, and could be again, if the right folks bought it, and got to restoring it before anything else bad hapens to it…..do you know~ is it on the market??? Does anyone actually own it an dis letting it sit idle???? what a treasure, and THANKYOU for sharing it!!
    xoxxoo rachael

  5. thepowderdwigs Says:

    Carole,

    Boo!

    Intrigued,

    Donna

  6. carole holt Says:

    I love hearing from each and every one of you. Seems you all love a good old fashioned ghost story! I am so glad you are enjoy this. I’ll blog again in a day or two!
    Boo, to you too, Miss Donna!
    Carole

  7. carole holt Says:

    Christe’, I knew you would love those urns, aren’t they amazing.

    Love
    C.

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