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...I entered the Gothic archway of the hall. A valet, of stealthy step, thence conducted me, in silence, through many dark and intricate passages in my progress to the studio of his master...
from The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allen Poe
Give us your darkest, creepiest Gothic-themed shot to help celebrate the release of The Raven, starring John Cusack as Edgar Allan Poe.
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Monday, 2nd April, 2012 (GMT)
Monday, 2nd April, 2012 – Sunday, 8th April, 2012 (GMT)
Monday, 9th April, 2012 – Sunday, 15th April, 2012 (GMT)
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The Midland Grand Hotel In 1865 the Midland Railway Company held a competition for the design of a 150-bed hotel to be constructed next to its railway station, St Pancras, still under construction at the time. Eleven designs were submitted, including one by George Gilbert Scott, which at 300 rooms was much bigger and costlier than the original specifications. However the company liked it and construction began. The east wing opened in 1873 and the rest followed in Spring 1876. The hotel was upscale and expensive with costly fixtures including a grand staircase, rooms with gold leaf walls and a fireplace in every room. The building had many innovative features such as hydraulic lifts, concrete floors, revolving doors and a fireproof floor construction, though as was the convention of the time none of the guest rooms had bathrooms. It was the tallest building in the UK from 1873 to 1911,
|Submitted:||Saturday, 7th April, 2012 09:30 (GMT)|
|Taken:||Saturday, 3rd March, 2012|
|Focal length:||10 mm|
|Shutter speed:||1/80 sec|
|Notes:||Exposure time 1/80 F-number - 10 ISO - 800|
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