Derelict is the theme chosen for us by dear Ros at Our Beautiful World this week.

der·e·lict  (dĕr′ə-lĭkt′)
1. Deserted by an owner or keeper; abandoned.
2. Run-down; dilapidated.
3. Neglectful of duty or obligation; remiss.
1. Abandoned property, especially a ship abandoned at sea.
2. A homeless or jobless person; a vagrant.
3. Law Land left dry by a permanent recession of the water line.

I would say a ruin is quite abandoned and run-down. Isn't it?
This place is definitely deserted by it's former owners.

Or is it?

Some of the old spirits are clearly still having fun
and won't hear of deserting or abandoning or any such dreadful word.

Now, of course you'd like to know where this happy old place is.
Let me enlighten you at once.

So, here's proof of it.
Ghosts do exist.
And love to be photographed,
especially when bravely fighting the enemy.

This was on a trip to Dorset, England. I loved Old Sarum, it's a beautiful place to visit. Below are the outer defending walls from which you have a wonderful view of the surrounding farmland.

The defending walls consist of steep slopes which are already hard to climb in itself. But what must have made it even more agreeable a climb was the ongoing attack from above by lovely friends.


Hope you enjoyed the little tour.

Wishing you a beautiful week!

xx Wen

Footy note:

I heard there have been servere weather and floodings in Dorset. Though I searched the internet, I couldn't find the state of Old Sarum at the moment. But there are floodings in the surrounding area and more heavy rain and storms are predicted for the coming week. My heart goes out to all who suffer there. Thank you dear Darnell for mentioning it, for otherwise I would not have known about it at all.


  1. Happy Belated Birthday my friend. And what a great post. Love seeing your photos my friend.


  2. This is perfect for the prompt!! In the UK we have so many ruins ... castles and fortresses ... I've never been to this one.. Have a happy day!

  3. What a magical place- thanks for the fun tour- and a very Happy (late) Birthday

  4. Yikes, missed your birthday. I hope it was a really good one :-).
    Great photo for this week's DERELICT prompt.
    And thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog! I so appreciate them.

  5. I did enjoy the tour!! Thank you!

  6. Great job on the prompt and the thanks for the little history to go with it, interesting :) Hope you has a Super Birthday Wendy!!

  7. Zulke plekken zijn onbetaalbaar! Heerlijk om hier weg te dromen en te fantaseren wat er zich hier allemaal heeft afgespeeld! Een paar jaar geleden waren Jan en ik in het zuiden van Spanje waar we dachten een oude suikerfabriek te zien, wij daarheen en ja hoor, in gedachten al helemaal omgeturnd tot een boutique-hotel ha ha ha! Het bleek idd een oude suikerfabriek te zijn, ja, op de een of andere manier deed deze me aan die van mijn opa denken in Indonesië, dezelfde sfeer. Oh, wat is het toch lekker om te dromen, zonder fantasie is het leven toch maar saai! Dikke knuf, Ira xox
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  8. Amazing!!!!!

    Hello from Singapore!

  9. Happy belated birthday, Wendy, and many, many more! And to your son, as well!

    Thank you for the tour! I take it this area is not being affected by the dreadful flooding right now? The pictures on our TV are devastating and my heart goes out to all those impacted. I hope the rain stops now!! Hugs, Darnell

  10. What an amazing visit Wendy, This was such fun and I am happy I was not the only one going to the dictionary for this weeks prompt, LOL!!!

  11. What a fantastic post Wendy!! I LOVE seening your country..Its so beautiful!!!!!


Thank you so much for leaving me a sweet message, I love reading your comments. Hugs and happy day to you! xx Wen